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Pakistani writer Tariq Fateh died at the age of 73, undergoing treatment for cancer

Tariq Fateh’s daughter Natasha Fateh confirmed her father’s death in a Twitter post. He wrote- “Lion of Punjab. Son of Hindustan. Canadian Lover. Truth speaker. Fighter for justice. Tariq Fateh, the voice of the downtrodden and the oppressed, has completed the journey of life. His revolution will live on with all those who knew and loved him. Will you join us?”

Born in Karachi in 1949
Tariq Fateh was born on 20 November 1949 in Karachi, Pakistan. Fateh was inspired by leftist ideology in the 1960s and 70s. During that time there was military rule in Pakistan. Fateh also had to go to jail twice. In 1977, General Zia-ul-Haq accused him of betraying the country. Along with this, a ban was also imposed on writing columns in newspapers. After this, in 1987, he decided to shift to Canada.

Shifted to Canada in the 1980s
He moved to Canada in the early 1980s and worked as a political activist, journalist and television host. He also wrote many books. These include ‘Chasing a Mirage: The Tragic Illusion of an Islamic State’ and ‘The Jew is Not My Enemy: Unveiling the Myths that Fuel Muslim Anti-Semitism’.

He was famous for his progressive views.
Tariq Fateh was known for his progressive views on Islam and his radical stand on Pakistan. He called himself an ‘Indian born in Pakistan’ and a ‘Punjabi born in Islam’.

People paying tribute on social media
Soon after the death of Tariq Fateh, there was an influx of people paying tribute on social media. One user wrote, ‘It is very difficult to process, Tariq Fateh is gone. Rest in strength my friend, guide and family. We will meet again! Calmness”.

Actor Ranvir Shorey has also paid tribute to Tariq Fateh. He tweeted- “Deeply saddened to know this. He was one of the bravest and wisest people I know. May his noble soul rest in heaven at the feet of the Almighty. My heartfelt condolences to the entire family and his countless fans around the world.

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