Twitter alert: Remembering Cowasjee, on Twitter

Published: November 24, 2012
Email
Twitterati express their grief over the demise of a famous columnist and an inspirational figure to many. PHOTO: FILE

Twitterati express their grief over the demise of a famous columnist and an inspirational figure to many. PHOTO: FILE

Local Twitterati expressed their grief over the demise of Ardeshir Cowasjee, a famous columnist and an inspirational figure to many.

Many recalled Cowasjee’s blunt and outspoken nature, and the quality of his columns.

So far was his fandom that President Zardari and PM Pervez Ashraf expressed their sorrow over the passing of the renowned columnist.

Here is what some had to say on Twitter

Top tweets

Nadeem F Paracha

Sad to hear that one of Pakistan’s finest & most conscientious columnists, Ardeshir Cowasjee, has passed away. May his soul rest in peace.

Sundus Rasheed

a piece of Karachi died today #ArdeshirCowasjee

Raza Rumi

#RIP #ArdesharCowasjee ~ the bold, fearless columnist & philanthropist we were proud of. Few like him in today’s Pakistan.

Marvi Sirmed

#Cowasjee sir, I loved the way you wrote. Adored the way you spoke. #SaalaTumLog

Mehreen Kasana

Another Pakistani legend bites the dust. Rest in power, Ardeshir Cowasjee.

Feisal H. Naqvi

RIP Ardeshir. Spoke more truth to more powers than probably anyone else I will ever know.

Shaheryar Mirza

Very sad about Cowasjee. Many of us got into journalism and writing because of him. An inspirational, principled, determined and blunt man.

Abbas Nasir

Very few people know Ardeshir Cowasjee quietly tried to support upright, young journos financially.

Wajahat S. Khan ‏

Ardy Cowasjee is dead. Long Live the Pakistani Columnist. Long Live the Social Activist. Long Live the Indomitable Minority.

madeeha syed ‏

He seemed immortal. Saddened to hear that long-time #Dawn columnist, Ardeshir #Cowasjee, has passed away today. #RIP

George Fulton

Can’t believe Cowasjee died. He really was the conscious of a nation.

Declan Walsh

Ardeshir Cowasjee was gloriously irreverent, profane, brave and iconoclastic. Bloody funny too. Pakistan will miss him, as will I. RIP

Facebook Conversations

More in Pakistan