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Tributes paid to disabled writer

February 20, 2012

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HYDERABAD, Feb 20: Speakers paid tributes to writer and social activist Dr Aslam Azad Khwaja at a gathering held at Mumtaz Mirza Auditorium here on Saturday evening.

A road accident in 1991 left Dr Azad disabled, but since then he lives courageously and continues his writing and other work on wheel chair.

A large number of writers, poets and political and social welfare activists attended the programme.

Renowned writer Inam Shaikh said that despite physical disability Dr Azad had a healthy mind and never allowed his impairment to discourage him.

He said a number of writers, youths and activists visited and consulted him on different issues.

Renowned poet Dr Akash Ansari said Dr Azad symbolised the courage and described him a role model for youth, especially in lower Sindh.

He loves his land, which reflects from his poetry.