Mazhar Kaleem, a renowned urdu spy-fiction novelist, passed away on Saturday after prolonged illness. 

He had also served at Radio by hosting a Saraiki talk show, Jamhoor-de-Awaz, from Multan station of Radio Pakistan.   

He was popularly known for his spy-fiction series, 'Imran Series', which was originally created by Ibn-e-Safi.  

Imran series is comprised of one of the Urdu's best selling spy novels, the series basically revolved around Ali Imran a comical secret agent who controls the Secret Service.  The first book of the series, Khaufnaak Imarat, was published in October 1955. 

Kaleem's funeral prayers will be offered today at 1.30pm at the Multan's Abdali Mosque.

Mazhar Kaleem's popular works include, Makazonga, Sabolate Aager, Shogi Pama, Double White, Kaya Palat, Shalmaak, Bagop, Khamoash Cheikhein, Calendar Killer, Ganja Bhikari, Ladies Secret Service (Imran Fareedi Series), Black Prince, Aika Baan and Hara Kari.