January 22, 2021

KITAAB

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Farman Fatehpuri, a researcher and linguist, passes away at 87

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I had my first encounter with Farman Fatehpuri as a student at Karachi University in 1971. I had gone to Urdu department to see Dr Abul Lais Siddiqui who introduced me to Farman Sahib. Later, once in professional life, I had many other meetings with him mostly at the office of one of his close friends, Syed Zahid Ali, the publisher of theWeekly Current, Karachi. I always found him a lively man at ease with himself who showed no inhibitions while in the company of people much younger to him.

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