Karachi: The father of former Pakistani captain Wasim Akram has reportedly passed away after a protracted illness in Lahore on Wednesday at the age of 85.
Akram, who was not at the bedside at the time of Chaudhry Mohammad Akram's death, rushed to Lahore from the UAE where he was on assignment with the Indian Premier League franchise Kolkata Knight Riders.
Wasim Akram. Pic/ Subhash Barolia
According to The Dawn, Wasim described his father as an influential figure in his life when he was growing up and a 'true friend' later in his life and requested his fans and the well-wishers to pray for the departed soul.
Meanwhile, Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Najam Sethi expressed his condolences at Akram's bereavement.