November 19, 2021
ISLAMABAD—Dawn reported that Mirza Ismail, a former Dawn staff member, has passed away in New York after a long illness.
According to his family, he showed signs of improvement, but his wife's death a month and a half ago came as a blow to him.
Ismail, 80, joined Dawn after getting a master's degree in journalism from Karachi University. He later moved to greener pastures and worked for several English newspapers in the Middle East, including Saudi Gazette.
After migrating to the US in 1991, he remained attached to his profession and worked for ethnic Pakistani newspapers and journals in Urdu and English. On the whole, he completed half a century as a journalist.
He was a popular figure among journalists and was elected president and secretary-general of the Karachi Press Club thrice.
He leaves behind a son and a daughter.
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