ISLAMABAD: Mansha Yad, a well-known novel and drama writer died of heart attack here on Saturday at the age of 76, Geo News reported.
Mansha suffered a heart attack this evening and breathed his last while he was being taken to a hospital.
Born on September 5, 1937 in a village near Hafizabad, Mansha Yad whose real name was Muhammad Mansha, came out with his first novel in 1955 while his first collection of novels was published in 1975.
The writer was conferred the coveted President's Pride of Performance Award in 2004 in recognition of his services rendered in the field of art and literature. Mansha Yad also won a number of other awards.
The funeral prayer of the deceased will be offered upon return of his son from abroad.
Mansha during the course of his career authored many unforgettable plays out of which Bandhan, Junoon and Rahain earned a country-wide acclamation.
He has been survived by a widow, three sons and a daughter.
President Asif Ali Zardari and Prime Minister Syed Yusuf Raza Gilanion expressed grief and sorrow over the death of the prominent literary figure.
The President in his condolence message conveyed his heartfelt condolences and sincere sympathies to the members of the bereaved family and prayed for the eternal peace of the departed soul.
The Prime Minister in his message sent his condolences to the members of the members of Mansha Yad and prayed for Eisal-e-Sawab of the departed soul.
Acknowledging the invaluable contribution of late Mansha Yadin the field of literature, the President said he would be long remembered for his writings.
Mansha Yad's publications:
Band Muthi Mein Jugnu (Glow Worm In The Fist)1975
Mas Aur Mitti (Flesh and Clay)-1980
Khala Andar Khala (Space Within Space)-1983
Waqat Samundar (Time The Ocean)-1986
Wagda Pani (Running Water)-Punjabi-1987 (Awarded)
Darakhat Aadmi (Tree The Man)-1990
Door Ki Awaz (A Distant Voice)-1994
Tamasha (The Show)-1998
Khawb Saraiy (The Lodge of Dreams).2005
Waris Shah Adabi Award of Pakistan Academy of Letters for Punjabi Short Stories (Wagda Pani)-1987.
Waris Shah Adabi Award of Pakistan Academy of Letters on Punjabi Novel “Tanwan Tanwan Tara”-1997.
Masood Khaddar Posh Awards on Punjabi Novel (Lahore-1997).
Naqoosh Adabi award on Short Story “Taj Mahal Ki Sair (Replica)”-1989.
Award of Mian Mohammed Bakhash Academy for Literary services.& Potohar Millennium Award 2000 for Drama writing by Umang Theatre Pakistan.
Presidential Award Pride of Performance for Fiction writing 2005.