Famend Pakistan-born Canadian columnist and well-known tv persona Tarek Fatah died on Monday, April 24 on the age of 73. The writer, primarily based in Canada, died after a long-drawn battle with most cancers. His daughter Natasha Fatah confirmed the information of his loss of life in a Twitter submit.
She wrote, ”Lion of Punjab.Son of Hindustan.Lover of Canada.Speaker of fact.Fighter for justice.Voice of the downtrodden, underdogs, and the oppressed. @TarekFatah has handed the baton on… his revolution will proceed with all who knew and cherished him. Will you be part of us?”
This is the tweet:
Lion of Punjab.
Son of Hindustan.
Lover of Canada.
Speaker of fact.
Fighter for justice.
Voice of the down-trodden, underdogs, and the oppressed.@TarekFatah has handed the baton on… his revolution will proceed with all who knew and cherished him.
Will you be part of us?
— Natasha Fatah (@NatashaFatah) April 24, 2023
Tarek Fatah was born on November 20, 1949, in Karachi, Pakistan. He migrated to Canada within the early Nineteen Eighties and labored as a political activist, journalist, and tv host. He additionally authored a number of books together with, ‘Chasing a Mirage: The Tragic Phantasm of an Islamic State’ and ‘The Jew is Not My Enemy: Unveiling the Myths that Gasoline Muslim Anti-Smitism.’
Mr. Fatah was identified for his progressive views on Islam and his fiery stance on Pakistan. He referred to as himself an ‘Indian born in Pakistan’ and a ‘Punjabi born into Islam’.
Quickly after his loss of life, tributes poured in on social media. One person wrote, ”Too arduous to course of, Tarek Fatah is gone. Relaxation in energy, my buddy, information and household. We will meet once more! Om Shanti”
Actor Ranvir Shorey commented, ”Deeply saddened to know this. He was one of many bravest & wisest individuals I’ve identified. Might his noble soul relaxation with the Almighty in heaven. He did greater than his share of fine on this world. My heartfelt condolences to your complete household, and his numerous admirers internationally.”
Listed below are some extra tweets:
There was one and solely @TarekFatah – daring, humorous, knowledgable, sharp thinker, nice orator and a fearless fighter.
Tarek, my brother, it was a delight to have you ever as an in depth buddy.
Will you have the ability to relaxation in peace?
Om Shanti. pic.twitter.com/X9VcRKtyK4
— Vivek Ranjan Agnihotri (@vivekagnihotri) April 24, 2023
Too arduous to course of, Tarek Fatah is gone.
Relaxation in energy, my buddy, information and household. We will meet once more!
Om Shanti 🌸
— Sonam Mahajan (@AsYouNotWish) April 24, 2023
Saddened by the passing of Tarek Fatah, whom I first met in 1972. His loss of life brings to an finish half a century of rigorous debate, vehement disagreements, sharing of information & concepts, and far laughter & friendship uncommon in an period when individuals have no idea how mix this stuff. pic.twitter.com/t5nyoWsZmF
— Husain Haqqani (@husainhaqqani) April 24, 2023
Pakistan-born progressive Muslim commentator Tarek Fatah passes away after extended sickness
You have been an excellent human being Sir.
Relaxation in Peace
ॐ शांति 🙏 pic.twitter.com/BVDiEUt1VE
— Ashish Kumar (@BaapofOption) April 24, 2023
Heartiest condolences to you Natasha. A courageous particular person. Somebody who truly spoke energy to fact. He was by no means afraid of difficult the fanatics. The world has misplaced a champion.
— Amrit (@AmritHallan) April 24, 2023
Might the good soul relaxation in peace. An unbelievable persona, who had the braveness to say a spade a spade. Might he proceed to stay, and his recollections proceed to encourage every one among us. 🙏🙏
Om Shanti Shanti Shanti
— Abhishek (@AbhishekSaket) April 24, 2023
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