Quetta’s famous book-seller, publisher, literary figure, Mansoor Bukhari passes away
Mansoor Ahmed Bukhari had contracted the COVID19 few days back
Quetta’s well-known books seller, publisher, and literary figure, Syed Mansoor Bukhari breathed his last the other day. Mr. Bukhari had contracted the novel coronavirus a few days ago and he was shifted to Lahore after the deterioration in health condition. He was almost 70 years old.
Syed Mansoor Bukhari was the owner of Gosh e Adab (Literary Corner), one of the first book stores in Balochistan. It is around a 65-year-old book store located on Quetta’s Jinnah road.
“Bukhari Sab was a man of principle”, Zaeem Bukhari, the son of Syed Mansoor Bukhari told the daily Quetta Voice via telephone. Through Gosh e Adab, Mr. Bukhari published around 700 publications in English, Urdu, and other languages regarding Baloch, Pashtoon history, culture, and traditions. His book store served as a place to get together for intellectuals, writers, authors, and literary figures of Balochistan.
From right to left and nationalists to religious, all could be seen searching for books inside the store located on Jinnah road near Kabir building Quetta. “Bukhari Sab was an institution”, Senator Tahir Bizenjo, the dialogue of the National Party (NP) said. Late Bukhari had published Senator Bizenjo’s books with regard to Balochistan.
“My father as an orphan started life’s struggle at the age of 14 years”, Zaeem stated. Syed Mansoor Bukhari belonged to a literary family. His father, Manzoor Bukhari was a poet and radio, drama artist.
Political, literary personalities, poets, authors, and writers have expressed grief and sorrows over the sad demise of Syed Mansoor Bukhari and prayed that may Allah bless on the departed soul and give patience to the family members.