Qamar Shahbaz Dies at 70 in Karachi
“A giant,” of Sindhi language and Literate Qamar Shahbaz has passed away on Tuesday, May 05, 2009 at 7 am at his residence in Karachi, Sindh due to cardiac failure.
Qamar Shahbaz has great contribution in Drama, fiction, poetry, actor, performer, writer, and in a way journalist, a real columnist (without mixing intellectual theorizations) with sarcastic and satiric. He was an outstanding speaker, the way he rendered the words of Sindhi, Urdu and English was very impressive.
His old friend, Agha Saleem, was telling me that he recently had started collecting his works, he went to Sindhiology and Sindhi Adabi Board for the collection of his short stories in magazines and articles from Newspapers. Agha Saleem believes Qamar Shahbaz lived movement to movement in our lives.
Qamar Shahbaz had strong leadership qualities, superfluous expressions with courageous ideas and he attracted people by his writings and speeches. He was a class fellow and close friend of great Sindhi story writer, Amar Jalil, both hail from Nawab Shah.
The last time I saw him was at Arts Council Karachi’s Culture Department’s program of ‘Birth day of Shaikh Ayaz’.