Masood Ahmed Barkati, who remained the editor of Hamdard Naunehal for around 65 years, passed away at 87 years old after a protracted illness on Sunday, leaving various perusers of the kids’ magazine disheartened.
As indicated by loved ones, Barkati, a productive author of youngsters’ writing who composed 20 books, had been sick for a long while and passed on Sunday evening 10th Dec’ 17.
He had been altering the magazine for as far back as 65 years without missing a solitary issue. Most pundits said such a long stretch for somebody to alter a production may be a record in itself on the planet.
People recalled Barkati sahib’s work as a gift of their childhood on Twitter and posted:
— Mahwash Ajaz (@mahwashajaz_) December 10, 2017
Masood Ahmed barkati sab is no more, thank you for making our childhood awesome, thank you for teaching us so many things.
May Allah grant him highest ranks in jannah#Nonihal pic.twitter.com/uEl3d8rUeQ
— شہروز قریشی (@AisaBhiHotaHy) December 11, 2017
Sad to learn about the demise of Masood Ahmed Barkati Sb of Monthly Naunehal kids magazine. I have read so many of his stories and write ups while growing up. People like him has dedicated their lives to serve #Pakistan. May ALLAH give him highest place in Jannah. #UnsungLegends
— Ahmer Jalil (@AhmerJalil) December 10, 2017
Naunehal was what my Nani and I used to read together. Thank you Barkati sahab. https://t.co/qT9e26OHh2
— Muniba Kamal (@MunibaKamal) December 11, 2017
— Qaisar Roonjha (@QRoonjha) December 11, 2017
May his Soul Rest in Peace!