Mangaluru, June 20: Veteran Beary activist and writer U A Khasim Ullal, passed away at his residence in the city early on Monday morning.
74-year-old is survived by his wife, four sons and three daughters besides a large number of relatives, friends and fans.
He was one of the pioneers of Mangaluru based Muslim Lekhakara Sanhga and Beary literature movement.
Apart from promoting Beary literature through his works, he has also written in Kannada language. His short stories, poems and novels have inspired many young writers in coastal Karnataka, especially in Beary community.
He has also served as an office bearer of Kendra Beary Parishad and Beary Literary & Cultural Association, and a member of the Beary Sahitya Academy.