The founder of Iqra University (IU) and social worker Hunaid Hussain Lakhi breathed his last on Thursday in Karachi.
The 49-year-old philanthropist had been participating in flood relief activities in Thatta where he is said to have contracted dengue fever.
On Wednesday Lakhani was reportedly admitted to a hospital in Clifton following the worsening of his symptoms. He passed away on Thursday morning. The funeral is to be held on Friday at Masjid-e-Saheem, Khayaban-e-Rahat in DHA at Asr.
The educationist’s demise has left many in shock as condolences poured in from all segments of society.
Expressing grief over the passing of his “friend”, Dr Arif Alvi offered his deepest condolences to Lakhani’s family and loved ones.
Popular musician and social worker Shehzad Roy also expressed his shock over the sad news.
Politician Raza Haroon also prayed for the departed and the friends and family he left behind.
Fellow educationist Ibrahim Hasan Murad also offered his condolences saying “his services in Pakistan higher education will always be remembered”.
“Today we have lost a philanthropist, an academician and a comrade who was more like a brother,” tweeted PTI leader Shehryar Afridi adding that, “he worked extensively in various fields to uplift lives of masses”.
“You will be missed and remembered,” he added.