Islamabad Politics Report/Moazzam Raza Tabassam: Eminent humourist Mushtaq Ahmad Yusufi has passed away in Karachi after prolonged illness. He suffered from pneumonia a few days after which he was admitted to a hospital in Karachi.
He was shifted on ventilator after his condition worsened, however, doctors pronounced him dead a while ago. He was aged 97. However, doctors confirmed his death on Wednesday.
Mushtaq Ahmed Yousafi was born on 4 September 1923 , an Urdusatire and humour writer. Yousufi has also served as the head of several national and international governmental and financial institutions. He received Sitara-i-Imtiaz Award in 1999 and Hilal-i-Imtiaz Award in 2002, the highest literary honour given by the Government of Pakistan.
Yusufi was born in a learned family of Jaipur, Rajasthan on 4 September 1923. His father Abdul Karim Khan Yusufi was chairman of the Jaipur Municipality, and later Speaker of the Jaipur Legislative Assembly. Yusufi completed his early education in Rajputana and earned B.A. from Agra University while M.A. Philosophy and LL.B from Aligarh Muslim University. After partition of India and formation of Pakistan, his family migrated to Karachi, Pakistan. He has served Urdu literature throughout his life.
He joined Muslim Commercial Bank in 1950, became deputy general manager. Mushtaq Ahmad Yusufi Joined Allied Bank Ltd in 1965 as managing director. In 1974, he became president of United Bank Ltd. In 1977, he became chairman of the Pakistan Banking Council. He was awarded Quaid-i-Azam Memorial Medal for distinguished services in banking.