Famous Pashto fiction author Turkistan otherwise known as Tahir Afridi died at 82 years old in Karachi after a delayed sickness. He was taken to his local town of Sokra close to Dara Adam Khel in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa for internment after his burial service supplication was offered in the port city.
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Afridi was brought into the world on January 4, 1939, and didn’t get any proper education. During his underlying days, he was keen on verse yet later directed his concentration toward fiction composing.
Like the remainder of the Pashtuns, Afridi came to Karachi in the 1960s looking for a job and at first functioned as a vehicle cleaner. He later framed his own organization and moved to Karachi with his family in 1973. His family actually dwells in the city.
Honoring his partner, artist and author Qaiser Afridi said that late Afridi labored for a very long time for the advancement of the Pashto language. Tahir Afridi established a scholarly association in Karachi called ‘Jaras Adabi Jirga’ and began a quarterly magazine under the name Jaras.
Writer Aman Afridi, an individual from the Jaras Adabi Jirga, said that Tahir Afridi had consumed the vast majority of his time on earth for the advancement of Pashto writing.
Farman Zaheer, a youthful Pashto artist who went to the famous artist’s memorial service, said Afridi was an essayist as well as a guide who has done a ton for people in the future of Pashtuns.
Tahir Afridi got various honors and praises for his administrations in the field of writing. He was additionally respected with the “Ghazi Mir Bacha Khan Medal” by the Afghanistan government in acknowledgment of his administrations in the field of Pashto writing.
Notwithstanding enduring a stroke in 2010, Afridi didn’t quit composing books and books. He had no kid and his significant other died in 2019.