Lahore: Noted journalist and poet Prof Dr Altaf Hussain Chahat passed away Saturday. He is survived by a daughter and two sons. His funeral prayers will be offered at the Janazgah Bab-e-Rahmat graveyard, Baidian Raod, after Zuhr on Sunday (today).

The former The Nation copyeditor also composed poetry in many languages including Urdu, English, Punjabi, Persian and Arabic. He also wrote a number of short- stories. Moreover, he got recognition as a scout leader. His colleagues expressed their condolence on the sad demise and prayed for the departed soul.–Staff Reporter