October 08, 2018
Published 7 days ago
KARACHI: Shaikh Aziz, a veteran journalist and scholar, passed away on Sunday in Karachi. He was 79.
Pakistan Today reported that he suffered a heart attack while travelling on the Super Highway.
He was rushed to Hyderabad but later shifted to Aga Khan University Hospital. He underwent successful angioplasty. However, he died later in the day.
Aziz was born on December 9, 1938, and went to Britain on a fellowship of the Thomson College of Journalism and graduated in 1968.
He worked for various newspapers during his career including Dawn, Hurriyat, Jang, Daily Sindh News, Weekly Sindh Observer, Ibrat and Karwan.
Pakistan Today said that he also served as president of the Hyderabad Press Club in 1963 and 1966, the president of the Hyderabad Union of Journalists in 1974 and was a judge at the All Pakistan Newspaper Society from 1998-2004.
His publications include The History of Sindhi Literature, Bhutto â”€ Memoirs and Remembrances, Mahlati Dastanain and Amali Sahafat.
Photo credit: Dawn.com
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