Ex-Dawn photographer Mujeeb passes away
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By Our Staff Reporter | 10/1/2015 12:00:00 AM
KARACHI: Mujeeb-urRahman, a prominent news photographer and former staff member of Dawn, passe d away on Wednesday. He was 69.

He has lef t behind his wife, four sons, three daughters and several grandchildren.

Mr Rahman was one of only a few photojournalists of Karachi who spent nearly half a century in the profession. He joined Dawn in 1967 and remained associated with the newspaper till 2007.

After retiring from Dawn, he joined the White Star, a wire photo agency, in 2007 as a senior news photographer and served it till 2014.

`He suffered a paralysis attack in 2014 which made him quit the profession. He was already a diabetic and cardiac patient but his health deteriorated fast after the paralysis attack,` said his son Faysal Mujeeb, who is also a news photographer associated with the White Star.

Mr Rahman had an active professional life, witnessing and covering key events ofnational history. He was awarded the best photographer award by the All Pakistan Newspapers Society twice -in 1983 and 1988. He was also a recipient of the Sindh Governor Award for news photography.

Apart from professional excellence, he was also known for his services to the media fraternity. He was elected president of the Pakistan Association of Press Photographers (PAPP) eight times. Currently he was president of the Pakistan Association of Photojournalists.

His funeral prayers were held at Bilal Masjid in Gulshan-i-Iqbal. It was attended by a large number of people, including relatives, members of the media fraternity and leaders of the Muttahida Qaumi Movement, Jamaat-i-Islami and Jamiat Ulema Ahl-1-Hadees.

He was buried in Shuhada Qabristan in Yasinabad, Federal B. Area. His Soyem will be held on Friday at his residence, A-69, Journalists Society, Block 4-A, Gulshani-Iqbal.

The PAPP, the Karachi Union of Journalists and the Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists expressed grief over Mr Rahman`s death and extended condolences to the bereaved family.