Khalid Hasan (1934-2009): Columnist Par Excellance Passes Away - Pakistaniat.Com
Khalid Hasan (1934-2009): Columnist Par Excellance Passes Away
February 6, 2009
Adil Najam, Pakistaniat.com
Noted journalist and columnist Khalid Hasan died of prostrate cancer in Washington DC a few hours ago.
Khalid sahib was many things to many people. Journalist, columnist, translator of Faiz and Manto, people-watcher, press secretary to Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto, international civil servant, poet, intellectual-at-large, wonderful company, someone you could talk to for ever (he would do most of the talking), and much much more. To me, Khalid Hasan the person was always far more interesting than all the persona he had acquired over time. He was a true phenomenon.
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