KARACHI: Munir Hussain, the legend of Urdu cricket commentary in Pakistan, has died aged 83 of a cardiac arrest in Karachi.
He was also the founder of the first Urdu cricket magazine Akhbar-e-Watan.
Munir Hussain was born in 1929 and earned many accolades during his distinguished commentary career spanning several decades.
He was presented the Best Urdu Commentator of the Decade Award (1985-95), the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Pakistan Broadcasting Corporation, and the PCB's World Cup Legends Award presented on the 10th anniversary celebrations of Pakistan's victory in the 1992 World Cup.
Munir Hussain played cricket at first class level as well. A former right-arm seamer, he played his only first class game for Kalat District in 1969-70, taking two wickets against Quetta in the Quaid-e-Azam trophy.
He also served as president of KCCA for many a years.