Syed Ansar Ali Naqvi’s birth anniversary today

By: News Desk      Published: 12:45 PM, 10 Apr, 2021
Syed Ansar Ali Naqvi’s birth anniversary today
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The birth anniversary of late senior director Current Affairs and Programming at 24NewsHD TV channel Syed Ansar Ali Naqvi (late) is being celebrated on Saturday (today). 

Ansar Naqvi was going to his native city Hyderabad to spend Eid holidays with family when the PIA plane he was travelling in was crashed in a residential area killing all the passengers on board except two on May 22, 2020. 

Ansar Naqvi’s wife Begum Rana was present at the airport to receive him when she received the news about the plane crash.

Naqvi had initially decided to travel to Hyderabad by road as his seat wasn’t being confirmed but later boarded the plane after confirmation.

It may be recalled that Naqvi passed the matriculation exam in 1983 and that of inter in 1985. He started his career by joining a local Urdu newspaper Safeer and later served as the Hyderabad bureau chief for The News from February 1, 1990 to May 1, 2002.

In April 2002, he joined Geo News and remained associated with the TV channel as controller news till December 26, 2014.

While Naqvi joined BOL News for a short period, he decided to associate with City42 as executive director news on July 1, 2015.

Later, he assumed the charge of director current affairs and programming at 24NewsHD after July 19, 2017.

In December last year, he performed Umrah with other staff members of the TV channel.