Ram Puniyani writes:
Waqar Khan (picture on the right), a dear and close friend, passed away today, following a heart attack.
Waqar bhai has been very active in the field of communal harmony since the 1992-93 Mumbai riots. In Dharavi, he rendered yeomen service for the sake of communal amity.
He made a few very popular films, including Hum Sab Ek Hain which was a delight to watch. His films got a very appreciative response from the communities where it had been screened. The photograph which he shot showing the clergy of four religions has become a landmark contribution and became a popular sticker. He helped us in many secular initiatives, with full enthusiasm.
He came from a modest background. His insight into the issue was profound and many of us, including myself, learnt a lot from him. It is a personal loss to me.
It is a sad loss for the secular movement and the cause of communal amity.
Please see write-up on Waqar Khan which appeared at the News21 website, a journalism initiative of the Carnegie and Knight Foundations in 2007