KARACHI: A well-known novelist, writer and poet Tariq Alam Abro died in a Karachi hospital on Saturday. The writer, which was more popular among youth, died at the age of 53, reported BBC on Sunday. He was suffering from serious liver and kidney ailments for last many years. Some days back he became unstable and was admitted to the Civil Hospital, Karachi where he died of kidney failure. In 1986, both the kidneys of the famous writer failed due to high blood pressure and his friend Professor Nisaar Ahmed Norani of Sindh University donated his own kidney to Tariq which saved his life. The doctors had told Tariq that his lever has become almost dysfunctional, advising him to get a treatment from India that would cost him six million rupees. His friends and fans were collecting funds for this purpose and making appeals through media. The Sindh government assured him assistance but later offered him only Rs600,000, which was refused by his family. Tariq was a short story writer but a Sindhi novel Rehji Weel (Some incomplete scenes) earned him fame all across the province. Another of his popular novel is Raat Ji Saant Mein Sochoon (Thinking amid darkness of night).