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Naunehal’s editor Masood Barkati who brought us mesmerizing stories, dies at 87

KARACHI: A prolific writer of literature for children, Masood Ahmed Barkati, passed away on Sunday evening after a protracted illness at the age of 87.  Barkati had been editing Hamdard Naunehal, a kids magazine, for over 50 years. He also penned as many as 20 books. Critics said it might be a record for someone editing a publication for so many years. Barkati belonged to a learned family hailing from Tonk, in India's Rajasthan. He was a close aide of Hakim Mohammad Said, who owned the magazine, and a younger…