Zakir Nagar-based freelance journalist passed away due to pancreatic cancer, according to sources.
Urdu journalist Jawaid Rahmani told OT.COM that freelance journalist Khursheed Alam was a known figure among Urdu and Hindi journalists in Delhi. “It was two months ago that pancreatic cancer was detected. He was undergoing treatment and died early morning on August 5 at Delhi Cancer Hospital. He was 55-year-old.”
A member of Press Club of India, Khursheed was suffering from pancreatic cancer, wrote another Urdu journalist in his timeline on the social media.
He will be laid to rest at after asar prayer in Batla House graveyard.
Rahmani said he is survived by two sons, a daughter and his wife.
Khursheed was from Kanpur and was associated with Institute of Objective Studies.
His columns were published in leading Hindi national dailies and he was also associated with Urdu magazine Ifkar Milli, claimed another journalist, who didn’t want his name to be quoted.
The report of his death has been condoled in Okhla with several journalists remembering him as a soft spoken person who always cared about events related to the Ummah.
Also, he was media coordinator of Okhla-headquartered IOS. It is a great loss to Hindi journalism, said another journalist, who knew him for years.
CAPTION: Khursheed Alam photo via Rahmani