Karachi–Nawab Khair Bakhsh Marri, a veteran Baloch nationalist leader, passed away in a hospital after a protracted illness here Tuesday. Nawab Marri, 86, was being treated at Liaquat National Hospital’s intensive care unit where he had been unconscious for the last few days. Marri was born on February 28, 1928 at Kahan, Kohlu in Balochistan. Widely known as ‘Tiger of Balochistan’, he was nominated chieftain of his Marri tribe in 1960 and remained till his death.