LAHORE: Renowned writer Marghoob Ali Rahat, popularly known as MA Rahat passed away in Lahore on Monday at 76 years of age. Rahat penned down almost 1,500 suspense, crime stories and novels in different periodicals and magazines. He was admitted to Jinnah Hospital a week ago after his condition deteriorated and he went into coma. He had brain tumor and had developed medical complications. Though Rahat was born and raised in Karachi, but owing to his writing business he moved to Lahore some 15 years ago. His close friend and publisher Muhammad Ali Qureshi told media that: Rahat wrote countless crime and suspense stories, including Sadioon Ka Beta, Taloot, Kalay Charagh, Muqaddas Nishan and Tilisam Zadi. He regretted that in spite of being a good writer, Rahat was ignored by the government. His funeral was held at Awan Town and he was laid to rest at Karim Block graveyard.