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Noted Pakistani journalist Tarek Fatah, 73, dies of prolonged illness

Tarek Fatah Passed Away: Tarek Fatah was an award-winning reporter, columnist and radio and television commentator in Pakistan before moving to Canada in 1987.

By Ruchi Upadhyay 
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New Delhi: Pakistani-Canadian columnist Tarek Fatah passed away on Monday. He was battling cancer for a long time. He was 73 years old. This has been confirmed by his journalist daughter Natasha Fatah. Natasha has made a very emotional tweet on the death of her father.

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Natasha has described her father as the lion of Punjab and the son of India. He wrote, Lion of Punjab. Son of Hindustan. Canadian lover. The one who speaks the truth Fighter for justice. The voice of the downtrodden, the downtrodden and the oppressed. Tarek Fatah is no more with us. His work and his revolution will live on with all who knew and loved him. will you come with us? 1949-2023.

The family lived in Mumbai before partition
Tariq Fateh was originally from Mumbai. His family settled in Karachi, Pakistan after the partition of the country in 1947. Where Tariq was born on 20 November 1949. Tariq started his journalism career with a TV channel. In 1987 he moved to Canada.

Tariq was known as a political activist, a staunch defender of human rights and a staunch opponent of religious fundamentalism in any form. His books The Jew Is Not My Enemy: Unveiling the Myths That Fuel Muslim Anti-Semitism and Chasing a Mirage: The Tragic Illusion of an Islamic State became very popular.

Tariq Fatah was an outspoken critic of Pakistan and a supporter of the Baloch separatist movement, fighting for an independent Balochistan state.

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Vivek Ranjan Agnihotri, director of The Kashmir Files film, has expressed grief over the death of Tariq Fatah. He wrote that Tariq Fatah was courageous, witty, knowledgeable, sharp thinker, great orator and a fearless fighter. Tarek, my brother, it’s a pleasure to have you as a close friend. om Shanti.

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