Celebrated travelogue writer Mustansar Hussain Tarar marks 81st birthday
Celebrated travelogue writer, mountaineer, novelist and TV host Mustansar Hussain Tarar marked his 81st birthday amid the presence of his admirers and fans at Model Town Park.
The birthday celebration was arranged by Mustansar Hussain Tarar's Readers World, a Facebook group dedicated to arranging discussion sessions and events on Tarar books and life, and the group's membership has been increasing with every passing year.
Tarar was born in Ghakhar Mandi on 1 March 1939. Tarar was educated at Rang Mahal Mission High School and Muslim Model High School and later pursued higher studies at Government College, Lahore and in London.
Tarar has written more than 50 books including novels and the first book was a travelogue of Europe published in 1971 by the title of Nikley Teri Talash Mein (1970), dedicated to his youngest brother, Mobashir Hussain Tarar.
A number of fans and well-wishers of Mustansar Hussain Tarar wished long and healthy life to the internationally acclaimed writer.
One of his fans, Asad Asim Jan in a Facebook post said, “The biggest and most popular travel writer, novelist, fiction writer, drama writer and columnist of this century. Happy birthday to uncle Mustansar Hussain Tararar from all over Pakistan. If you hadn't written those books, we might not have recognized the beauty and beauty of Pakistan which is highlighted by your beautiful writings.”