Lifestyle journalist Nadia Faisal passes after a long battle with cancer
More commonly known by her friends and colleagues as ‘Neini’, Nadia Faisal was a senior journalist associated with the entertainment news industry for more than two decades, during which she worked for several television channels, including Geo News for a 13-year span.
Neini ‘s husband broke the news
Her husband, renowned music producer Faisal Rafi, confirmed the news of her death.
“Dear friends and colleagues, my wife who most of you knew as Nieni passed away today after a long struggle with cancer, will share funeral details soon, please remember her in your thoughts and prayers,” he said in a message on Twitter.
dear friends and colleagues, my wife Nadia Faisal who most of you knew as Nieni passed away today after a long struggle with cancer, will share funeral details soon, please remember her in your thoughts and prayers
— Faisal Rafi (@faisalrafi) August 27, 2019
Her funeral was held at Zuhr at Mubarak Masjid at Sea View area of Karachi on Wednesday.
During her 13-year-long long association with Geo News, she oversaw the television channel’s entertainment coverage as head of the Entertainment Desk, and covered music, film, art, theatre, and fashion in her news reports.
There are some people who you meet not so often in life but whenever you do, they leave a mark. I knew her since my early days in career. She was always smiling, always positive and always so warm. Never knew she was battling cancer. RIP Nieni. @faisalrafi very sorry for you loss pic.twitter.com/InPoW96P3K
— Ali Zafar (@AliZafarsays) August 28, 2019
Please say a prayer for my friend Faisal rafi's wife Nadia who passed away today after a prolonged battle with cancer. She will be sorely missed by all who knew her.
— Zarrar Khuhro (@ZarrarKhuhro) August 27, 2019
Shocked to hear about death of a wonderful colleague and one of the senior most entertainment journalists, Nadia Faisal (Neini). She was the editor of the entertainment desk at Geo.
Inna lillahi wa inna ilayhi raji'un
— Faizan Lakhani (@faizanlakhani) August 27, 2019
Model , VJ and red carpet host (Geo) Nieni Rafi (Nadia Faisal) passed away today, she was suffering from lung cancer. Inna Lillahi wa inna ilayhi raji'un https://t.co/QV5mfjzdSi
— irfanulhaq (@Irfanistanian) August 27, 2019
Journalist Nieni Rafi (Nadia Faisal) of Geo News has passed away… To the stars we return pic.twitter.com/kBkNyONvK4
— Bilal Farooqi (@bilalfqi) August 27, 2019
A very good friend & Senior entertainment #Journalist at #Geo Entertainment, Nadia Faisal (Neini) lost her long battle to #Cancer. Extremely sorry @faisalrafi to hear about your loss, My thoughts & prayers goes out to you & your family. May she rest in peace #NadiaFaisal https://t.co/dHsSKd8dB4 pic.twitter.com/eXjqdYKcuC
— Salman (@BBCSalman) August 27, 2019
She was such a sweet & kind person, always smiling. I can still hear her sweet voice in my head…
plz say a prayer for our Nadia Faisal. She was heading entertainment desk geo news… Rip Nini pic.twitter.com/bNUzGkCgyz
— Ayesha Khalid (@ayeshakhalid7) August 27, 2019
Really sad to hear about the tragic passing of Nadia Faisal. A wonderful human being moved on from a world to a universe. She sure lost a battle against a disease but won many hearts during her brave fight. May her soul RIEP. Sincere sympathies with her family & friends.
— aamir ghauri (@aamirghauri) August 27, 2019
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