Veteran novelist and playwright Abdul Qadir Junejo passes away at 75

Hyderabad: Abduk Qadir Junejo, a renowned novelist and playwright of Pakistan, has passed away at the age of 75.

Born on Sept 13, 1945 in Jinhan, a small village of Tharparkar district, Abdul Qadir Junejo was known for his unblemished and exemplary command on story-telling and column writing.

Junejo wrote 22 dramas, both in Sindhi and Urdu, for Radio Pakistan and 11 for Pakistan Television. His most notable works include ‘Rani Ji Kahani’ which was translated into Chinese and English languages.

Parenda, Dewareen, Choti Si Dunya, and Dhool are among his other popular works.

He had also served as the head of Institute of Sindhology, Jamshoro, and Sindhi Language Authority (SLA).

In light of his services to the nation, the government of Pakistan awarded him Pride of Performance in 2008 while the Sindh government honoured him with Latif Award in 2016.

As per family sources, his funeral prayers will be offered in Naukot, Tharparkar.