Veteran Urdu journalist dead

July 11th, 2011 - 9:51 pm ICT by IANS  

Mumbai, July 11 (IANS) Former chairman of Maharashtra State Urdu Academy and veteran Urdu and Hindi journalist Sajid Rashid passed away here Monday evening. He was 60.

Rashid is survived by his wife and three sons, according to a family member.

Ailing since some time, Rashid underwent a successful heart surgery two days ago at the Prince Aly Khan Hospital, but died Monday evening.

He was the editor of Urdu daily Sahafat and earlier served as editor of the Urdu Times daily.

Besides, Rashid was a regular columnist for various national Hindi and Urdu publications, and had served as Maharashtra State Urdu Academy head in 1995.

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