DEC 11 (DNA) – Masood Ahmed Barkati, who edited children’s magazine Hamdard Naunehal for around 65 years, passed away after a protracted illness on Sunday. He was 87.His friends and family members said Masood Ahmed Barkati, a prolific writer of children’s literature who wrote 20 books, was ill and died on Sunday evening.He had been editing the magazine for the past 65 years without missing a single issue.Most critics said such a long period for someone to edit a publication might be a record in itself in the world.
Mr Barkati was a close aide to Hakim Mohammad Said, who owned the magazine. He belonged to a family hailing from Tonk, Rajasthan, India, that produced a number of famous intellectuals.
He was a younger brother of Hakim Mehmood Ahmed Barkati, a researcher and scholar.
He is survived by three daughters and a son.
His funeral prayers will be held at Masjid Falah, Naseerabad, Federal B Area, after Zuhar prayers.
People recalled Barkati sahib’s work as a gift of their childhood: