LAHORE – Noted scholar, expert on Iqbal, columnist, former director research Nazaria-i-Pakistan Foundation Prof Muzaffar Mirza died, aged, 73 on Saturday.

His funeral prayer will be held at Maadr-e-Millat Park adjacent to Aiwan-i-Karkunan-i-Tehrik-i-Pakistan, 100-Shahrah-e-Quaid-i-Azam at 11 am on Sunday (today).

TheNation Editor-in-Chief and Nazaria-i-Pakistari Trust (NPT) Chairman Majid Nizami, Pakistan Movement Workers Trust Chairman Colonel (r) Jamshed Ahmad Tareen and NPT Vice-chairman Prof Dr Rafique Ahmad, Mian Farooq Altaf, Justice Mian Mehboob Ahmad, Justice (r) Munir Mughal, Justice (r) Hassan Chadher, Ch Naeem Hussain Chattha, Walid Iqbal, Begum Mehnaz Rafi, Begum Surayya Khurshid, Dr Parveen Khan, Begum Bushra Rehman, Adeeb Jawedani, Dr MA Sufi, Brig (r) Zafar Iqbal, KM Azam, Dr Ajmal Niazi, Col (r) Ikramullah, Shahid Rasheed, Rifaqat Riaz and others in their messages to the Prof Muzaffar Mirza’s family have expressed sorrow and grief over the demise of the Pakistan Movement worker.

The Punjab Chief Minister Mian Shahbaz Sharif also expressed deep sorrow on the death of Prof Mirza. In his condolence message the CM expressed sympathy for the bereaved family and prayed for the departed soul.

Prof Muzaffar Mirza was a true Pakistani and a lover of the Quaid and Allama Iqbal. His patriotic approach was exemplary while working for the stability of the country through out his life.

Prof Mirza taught for about 39 years. He worked for Pakistan Movement Cell and assembled the facts about Pakistan Movement workers and compiled a diary that is a historic document.

His column Azm-e-Aalishan Pakistan was published in the daily Nawa-i-Waqt. He wrote over 60 books. His books The Great Quaid and Millat ka Pasban received the Quaid-i-Azam presidential award. Prof Mirza used to deliver lecture to the visiting student and other people on Pakistan’s Ideology. He had a good command on Arabic, Persian and English. He left a widow, two daughters and a son.

Government College University Lahore Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Muhammad Khaleequr Rahman and other faculty members have expressed deep condolences on the sad demise of eminent educationist and GCU former faculty member Muzaffar Mirza. He was serving as director, Bazm-e-Iqbal. He taught at Government College, Lahore for several years.