Tarek Fatah, Canada-based creator, columnist, and social media persona of Pakistani origin, identified for his scathing and at instances contestable political commentary, misplaced his lengthy battle in opposition to most cancers on Monday.
Fatah’s daughter Natasha Fatah broke the information of her father’s dying in a heartfelt tweet.
“Lion of Punjab. Son of Hindustan. Lover of Canada. Speaker of reality. 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 beloved him. Will you be part of us? 1949-2023,” Natasha tweeted.
In response to his public profile, the pro-India journalist was an advocate of freedom of liberation and opposed oppression.
Born in Karachi in 1949, Fatah labelled himself as an “Indian born in 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.
Fatah’s following on social media simply rivals celebrities’ and his admirers proceed to hail him as a courageous voice of dissent in a world stuffed with conformity and duplicity.
Following the information of his passing, a number of notable personalities shared their condolences and sorrow.
Former Pakistan ambassador to US Husain Haqqani took to Twitter to share his sorrow. He wrote: “Saddened by the passing of Tarek Fatah, whom I first met in 1972. His dying brings to an finish half a century of rigorous debate, vehement disagreements, sharing of data & concepts, and far laughter & friendship uncommon in an period when individuals have no idea how mix this stuff.”
Indian actor Anupam Kher too shared his remorse at listening to the information, and taking to the microblogging platform, he stated:
“Deeply saddened to know concerning the demise of my buddy, a real Indian at coronary heart, most fearless and kind-hearted man.
His braveness was infectious! His laughter was pure. We met at many events. However visiting his house in Toronto & spending a day with him over some scrumptious meals and wonderful tales was so particular. My condolences to his household & associates!”