Pakistan plane crash survivor related to 'Pakeezah' director Kamal Amrohi
Zafar Masud has roots in western Uttar Pradesh's Amroha.
The PIA plane which crashed on Friday has only two survivors - one of whom is Bank of Punjab top executive Zafar Masud. His roots are in western Uttar Pradesh's Amroha and he belongs to the family of Kamal Amrohi of Pakeezah fame.
Masud, who was onboard the flight that crashed near the Karachi airport, escaped with injuries on his hip and collar bone.
His family migrated to Pakistan in 1952, his relative Adil Zafar said. Adil Zafar, who is a documentary filmmaker in Mumbai, is the first cousin of his mother. Adil spoke to Masud's family in Karachi after the crash. "Everyone is relieved by his miraculous escape," Adil said.
Adil said that he met Masud in 2015 in Karachi and that Masud is very fond of India and wanted to visit Amroha to see his ancestral home.
Zafar Masud's mother is directly related to Kamal Amrohi; his maternal grandfather Taqi Amrohi, who was a journalist in Pakistan, was the Pakeezah filmmaker's cousin.
The Masud family belongs to Saddo Mohalla in Amroha.