Niloufer Cyrus Patel passes away – Pakistan

Niloufer Cyrus Patel, wife of Cyrus Minocher Patel, died Tuesday. She served as Director of Circulation in Dawn, and among his many achievements, he was the main person who led the success of Dawn Spelling Bee for more than a decade.

She was the mother of Zeryus Cyrus Patel, sister of Rukhsana Sohrab Lawyer, daughter-in-law of Mani Minocher Patel, daughter of (late) Freny and (late) Sohrab Lawyer.

His funeral was held at 11 in the morning at his residence.

"Dawn He has lost one of his best. It was not just the director of circulation, it was a crusade for the free press, "he wrote Dawn The editor Zaffar Abbas on the disappearance of Niloufer. "When Dawn I was under severe attack and its distribution was interrupted, she worked tirelessly to make sure the newspaper reaches most of her readers. D.E.P"

Condolences from colleagues and members of the fraternity of journalists came after the news of Niloufer's disappearance.

The senator and former colleague of the PPP, Sherry Rehman, wrote a farewell message to Niloufer on Twitter: "Goodbye Niloufer Patel. He was the friendliest person I've ever met.

"It helped me install my desk in the Dawn When I returned from college, I lost the first day of work. She was always there. Gone in 25 days to a galloping cancer. May he rest in peace, in a better place. "

"What a terrible, terrible news. There was never a kinder soul and a friend and more loyal colleague," said the former Dawn Abbas Nasir editor on Twitter. "Thoughts and prayers with your family. Condolences to the Dawn team. She will miss. RIP Niloufer. "

"A kind and gentle soul has been taken from us. Very sad day," he wrote Jahanzaib Haque editor.

Dawn The magazine editor Hasan Zaidi, in his message, said: "She was always there, always willing to help, always the smiling face working behind the scenes to make things happen."

The leading journalist Muhammad Ziauddin called his death "a great loss for the printing industry in general, for Dawn particularly".

"Niloufer Patel was an amazing person and a pleasure to work with. We will miss her very much," journalist Zarrar Khuhro said in a tweet.



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