Fiction writer Hamid Siraj passes away at 61

Fiction writer Hamid Siraj passes away at 61

His death has been termed a loss to the literary circles of the country.
14 Nov, 2019

Renowned fiction writer Muhammad Hamid Siraj passed away on Wednesday after a prolonged battle with cancer at his native village Khanqah Sirajia, 20 kilometres from here. He was 61.

His funeral will be held on Thursday (today) at 10am and he will be buried in his ancestral graveyard.

He has left behind two sons, two daughters and a widow.

Mr Siraj was born on Oct 21, 1958, in Khanqah Sirajia village of Mianwali district to a religious family of Sahibzada Muhammad Arif. He was the grandson of renowned spiritual leader Maulana Ahmad Khan, whose shrine attracts thousands of devotees.

Siraj retired as an engineer from the Chashma nuclear power plant over a year ago.

He was recognised in the literary circles for his fiction and short story writing. Some of his books included Barae Farokht, Aashob Nigah, Bakhia Gari, Chobdaar, Waqt Ki Faseel, Hamare Baba Gee Hazrat Maulana Khawaja Khan Muhammad, Majmooa Muhammad Hamid Siraj, Aalmi Sab Rang Afsane and Naqsh Gar.

Chief Minister Usman Buzdar has condoled the death of Hamid Siraj. He termed the death a loss to the literary circles of the country.

He prayed for the departed soul as well as the bereaved family.

Originally published in Dawn, November 14th, 2019


AZAM AKBAR Nov 14, 2019 03:28pm
Inna Lillaahe Wa Inna Ilaiehe Rajeoun.
Tahmina Nov 14, 2019 04:47pm
HonorBright Nov 14, 2019 05:57pm
It saddens me to admit that i didn't know about him or his literary achievements despite living a few k.m away from his home.. RIP my ignorance.
Dr. Salaria, Aamir Ahmad Nov 14, 2019 07:34pm
Inna Lilla Hay Waa Inna Illehey Rajayoon.
sharjeel Nov 15, 2019 08:29am
Indeed a loss
A.A.Baloch Nov 15, 2019 10:54am
Time has gone when people acknowledged fictional literary works, like A. Hameed, Ishtiaq Ahmed, Ibne Safi etc..Now new generation engaged himself in cell phones and reading habits have disappeared.