Renowned humour writer Mujtaba Hussain has passed away in Hyderabad

Renowned humour writer Mujtaba Hussain has passed away in Hyderabad

Mujtaba Husain
Mujtaba Husain

Hyderabad: Well known Urdu humour writer Mujtaba Husain has passed away on Wednesday morning 17th May in Hyderabad.
Mujtaba Husain was awarded Padma Shree  in 2007 in recognition of his contribution to humourous dimension of Urdu literature.

Mujtaba Husain
Cover Page of book "Japan Chalo Japan Chalo” by Mujtaba Husain

He has been tickling the funny bone of Urdu readers for over 50 years. He began writing humour with ‘Seesha-o-Teesha’ column in Siasat. Later he started writing his own humour column in Siasat which was published every Sunday.

Mujtaba Husain
Title Page of book "Chehra Dar Chehra” written by Mujtaba Husain

He was born on15 July 1936 in Hyderabad, Telangana, (British India). He was known for his humourous writings, columns in Urdu newspapers and books. Mujtaba Husain authored 25 books, received 13 awards, including the coveted Padma Shree.

He was awarded Padma Shree  in 2007 in recognition of his contribution to humourous dimension of Urdu literature.. Recently he had returned his Padma Shree Award in protest against what he called was injustice against the minorities in the country.

Mujtaba Husain breathed his lastat his residence in Red Hills here around 9 am on Wednesday. He was 87 years old at the time of death.