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,

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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Also See:
Khalid Hasan sets aside pen - By Anwar Iqbal, Dawn
Obituary - Khalid Hasan: A progressive, secular vision and acerbic wit By Beena Sarwar, The News


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