Cowasjee passed away at 86

November 24th, 201211:28 pm

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Karachi: one of the most famous columnists, Ardeshir Cowasjee born in 1926, passed away on Saturday at the age of 86 in Karachi.

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.