Asif Aslam Farrukhi, Pakistani journalist, teacher, and critic, has passed away. Two daughters survive him. He was 60 years old.
Dr Farrukhi founded the Karachi Literature Festival with Ameena Saiyid, former managing director of Oxford University Press. Later, in 2019 they founded the Adab Festival.
He had been a Tamgha-e-Imtiaz receiver.
In September 1959 Dr Farrukhi was born. He was the son of renowned Urdu scholar, author, researcher and writer Dr Aslam Farrukhi who died in 2016 after a prolonged illness.
As associate professor and director of the Arzu Center for Regional Languages and Humanities, Dr Farrukhi joined Habib University in Karachi in 2014. When he passed away he was hired by university. In a tweet
Monday evening, the university paid tribute to him.
Dr. Farrukhi, a qualified public health physician, completed MBBS from Dow Medical College, Karachi in 1984 and Masters in Public Health from Harvard University , USA in 1988, according to the website of Habib University.
He worked as the program officer for health and nutrition at UNICEF, Karachi, from 1994 to 2014.
He was known for his essays and short stories. Seven collections of his short stories were issued, along with two collections of critical essays. He ‘s written prose and poetry translations from both contemporary and classical poets.