Islamabad: Colonel (r) Masud Akhtar Shaikh, father of senior reporter of
Shahina Maqbool, calmly died at 92 years old years at his habitation here on Friday.
Conceived in Rawalpindi in 1928, Masud was a trooper, a representative, an essayist, and a writer who ventured to the far corners of the planet, scouring shoulders with other literati as well as with world pioneers, presidents and executives.
Masud moved on from Gordon College in 1948 andthe same year was chosen for a commission in the Pakistan Army, wherefrom he resigned as a Colonel in 1977. During his profession in the Army, he contemplated the Turkish language and qualified as a top of the line Turkish mediator in 1963. In 1966, he was sent to Istanbul for the Turkish Staff College course—a period during which he got profoundly keen on Turkish language. And afterward there was no thinking back; he deciphered countless Turkish short stories, sonnets, and plays into Urdu, Punjabi and English. He has 26 productions surprisingly, the last being his own life account titled ‘Journals of A Lifetime.’ The Government of Pakistan perceived his administrations in the field of writing by granting him Tamgha-e-Imtiaz in 2006.
Colnel (r) Shaikh was let go in the H-8 memorial park. The expired deserts six little girls and a child Tariq Masud Shaikh, who lives in the US.