It might have certainly happy Tarek Fatah, the Pakistan-born Canadian author: the RSS on Monday was among the many first to condole his demise. And that too in flattering phrases — describing him as an eminent thinker, creator and commentator; the one different particular person to bathe such lavish reward was his journalist daughter Natasha.
‘‘Lion of Punjab, son of Hindustan, speaker of fact, voice of the downtrodden,’’ tweeted journalist daughter Natasha, as she ran out of superlatives.
RSS, after all, has its good causes for going gaga over Fatah who was a fierce critic of Pakistan and a votary of the Baloch separatist motion.
Formative years and profession
Born in Karachi, he had migrated to Canada in 1987; there, he got here into his personal as an award-winning reporter, columnist, and radio and tv commentator, with an enormous social media following, in accordance with Toronto Solar.
Fatah, who died at 73, was additionally a political activist, a fierce defender of human rights and a staunch opponent of spiritual fanaticism.
Nothing was scared for him: He authored books titled ‘The Jew is Not My Enemy: Unveiling the Myths that Gas Muslim Anti-Semitism’ and ‘Chasing a Mirage: The Tragic Phantasm of an Islamic State.’ Most of this could have sounded blasphemous to a conservative. However Tarek was by no means deterred by controversy. He was identified for his progressive views on Islam and known as himself an “Indian born in Pakistan” and a “Punjabi born into Islam”.
Concolences poured in after his demise
He handed away after a chronic battle with most cancers. Expressing his condolences, “Kashmir Recordsdata” movie director Vivek Agnihotri tweeted, “There was one and solely Tarek — daring, humorous, educated, sharp thinker, nice orator and a fearless fighter. Tarek, my brother, it was a delight to have you ever as an in depth pal. Will you have the ability to relaxation in peace? Om Shanti!”
“He did greater than his share of fine on this world. My heartfelt condolences to your complete household, and his numerous admirers internationally,” Bollywood actor Ranvir Shorey wrote on Twitter.
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