Muneer Ahmed Qureshi, known as Munnu Bhai died at age of 84 years
Pakistan’s beloved journalist, columnist, poet and writer Muneer Ahmed Qureshi, commonly known as Munnu Bhai, passed away today morning.
The senior journalist Muneer Ahmed Qureshi was suffering from kidney and cardiac problems for quite some time and was also going through routine dialysis treatment.
The family sources of Munnu Bhai has confirmed the news to media channels, he died at the age of 84 years in Lahore.
The funeral prayer for his eternal peace will be offered in Riwaz Garden, Lahore after Asr prayer today, he will be laid to rest in Miani Sahib cemetery.
Munnu Bhai was born in Wazirabad on February 6, 1933. He was affiliated with journalism for more than 25 years. He also wrote dramas for Pakistan Television, his most famous being ‘Sohna Chandni’ which will always be remembered by his fans.
He was awarded Pride of Performance Award by the President of Pakistan in 2007 for his services to the nation.
Several top politicians including President Mamnon Hussain, other columnists, showbiz industry and people from all walks of life, paying rich tributes to him, and have expressed their sorrow and condolence to the demise news veteran writer Munnu Bhai.
منو بھائی اللہ کو پیارے ہو گئے۔ میرا ان سےاحترام اور محبت پر مبنی رشتہ کئی عشروں پر محیط تھا۔ اللہ ان کی مغفرت کرے۔
— Shehbaz Sharif (@CMShehbaz) January 19, 2018
So sad to hear Munnu Bhai has passed away. Pakistan loses another progressive voice of integrity & sanity. pic.twitter.com/wMEGD6lZMS
— BilawalBhuttoZardari (@BBhuttoZardari) January 19, 2018
— Ali Haider Zaidi (@AliHZaidiPTI) January 19, 2018
I always teased Munnu Bhai about his real name. He never would tell. “Tenu takleef ki a?” he would ask.
Then 1991, US Consulate mailing list revealed it. Then I teased him back about having discovered it and from where. He asked and I always said will never disclose to him.
— Salman Rashid (@odysseuslahori) January 19, 2018
Renowned columnist, dramatist ‘Munnu Bhai’ passed away today. A huge loss for Pakistan. May he rest in peace. Ameen.
His funeral prayer will be offered in Riwaz Garden, Lahore today after the Asar prayer and will be laid to rest in Miani Sahab graveyard. pic.twitter.com/9GNoypkiFX
— Juggun Kazim (@JuggunKazim) January 19, 2018
Always upright in times of great political stress – smiling through the worst of times- never to be forgotten – our Munnu Bhai. pic.twitter.com/RDgrD2PkGl
— Adeel Hashmi (@AdeelHashmi3) January 19, 2018