Ardeshir Cowasjee was a renowned newspaper columnist from Karachi, Sindh in Pakistan. His columns regularly appeared in the country’s oldest English newspaper Dawn. His work is translated and published in Urdu press. He was a regular contributor of Dawn from 1988 to 2011, he put his pen to rest after he fell ill due to chest pain and had been admitted in a Karachi hospital’s intensive care unit for the last 12 days, and took his last breath today.
“Now, old at 85, tired, and disillusioned with a country that just cannot pull itself together in any way and get on with life in this day and age, I have decided to call it a day,” he wrote in a column in December 2011 for Dawn.