Omar Kureishi

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Omar Kureishi (1928–2005) was a distinguished Pakistani writer. He had also worked in the advertising, aviation and journalism industry,<ref name="Dawn Obituary"> writing for many newspapers, including Dawn, The Pakistan Times, Morning News and The Guardian, London.<ref name="Dawn Obituary"/> He is best known for his cricket writings and commentary but he was also a keen observer of political and social developments and wrote about them, in his own words, not with fury, but certainly with “exasperation and anger”.<ref name="Dawn Obituary"/> He died on Monday, March 14, 2005, at the age of 77 due to a heart disease, leaving behind his widow, a son, Javed, and two grandchildren.<ref name="Dawn Obituary"/> He was awarded the Sitara-i-Imtiaz in 2001.<ref name="Dawn Obituary"/>

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Kureishi's father, Col M.A. Kureishi, was a member of the Indian Medical Service.<ref name="Dawn Obituary"/> He had 11 siblings and his family was frequently on the move because of their father's many postings across preparation India.<ref name="Dawn Obituary"/> Mr Kureishi took a degree in International Relations from the University of Southern California in the early 1950s. Mr. Kureishi has one son named Javed Qureshi, he also has two grandchildren Saif and Tanya Kureishi. Saif Kureishi is currently in Dubai,UAE...
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