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
Sad to hear that one of Pakistan’s finest & most conscientious columnists, Ardeshir Cowasjee, has passed away. May his soul rest in peace.
a piece of Karachi died today #ArdeshirCowasjee
#RIP #ArdesharCowasjee ~ the bold, fearless columnist & philanthropist we were proud of. Few like him in today’s Pakistan.
#Cowasjee sir, I loved the way you wrote. Adored the way you spoke. #SaalaTumLog
Another Pakistani legend bites the dust. Rest in power, Ardeshir Cowasjee.
RIP Ardeshir. Spoke more truth to more powers than probably anyone else I will ever know.
Very sad about Cowasjee. Many of us got into journalism and writing because of him. An inspirational, principled, determined and blunt man.
Very few people know Ardeshir Cowasjee quietly tried to support upright, young journos financially.
Ardy Cowasjee is dead. Long Live the Pakistani Columnist. Long Live the Social Activist. Long Live the Indomitable Minority.
He seemed immortal. Saddened to hear that long-time #Dawn columnist, Ardeshir #Cowasjee, has passed away today. #RIP
Can’t believe Cowasjee died. He really was the conscious of a nation.
Ardeshir Cowasjee was gloriously irreverent, profane, brave and iconoclastic. Bloody funny too. Pakistan will miss him, as will I. RIP