Television writer-director Abdul Rauf Khalid killed in car crash

Published: November 24, 2011
Khalid was travelling from Sheikhupura to Islamabad when one of the tyres on his car burst, overturning the car.

Khalid was travelling from Sheikhupura to Islamabad when one of the tyres on his car burst, overturning the car.

ISLAMABAD: Renowned television writer-director and actor, Abdul Rauf Khalid, was killed in a road accident on Thursday, while travelling to Islamabad from Sheikhupura.

Reportedly, the accident occurred when one of the tyres on Khalid’s car burst, fatally overturning his car.

Khalid, a painter, lyricist, speaker and an educationist, was best known for his television screenplays which include Guest House, Angaarwadi, Laaj, as well as a Lollywood film called Laaj.

Rauf Khalid also served as the President and Chancellor of National Institute of Cultural Studies, Lok Virsa in Islamabad.

He had received several awards recognising his work, including the prestigious Pride of Performance award.

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Reader Comments (31)

  • RhyMe
    Nov 24, 2011 - 10:39PM

    He was a true gentleman,very polite,very cooperative….May his soul rest in peace….ameen


  • Tahir
    Nov 24, 2011 - 11:09PM

    May his soul rest in peace ! A great loss for the country.


  • El
    Nov 24, 2011 - 11:28PM

    Heartfelt prayers for the departed soul and the bereaved family.

    Somehow I find that the photo has no connection with the post.
    Was it taken at the scene or the car crash?


  • RhyMe
    Nov 24, 2011 - 11:38PM

    Was a true gentleman…very polite…very cooperative to all…..May his soul rest in peace….a great loss!!!


  • Nov 24, 2011 - 11:46PM

    May Allah bless him!


  • Saima
    Nov 25, 2011 - 12:33AM

    May his soul rest in peace


  • Akbar Hussain
    Nov 25, 2011 - 12:51AM

    There is no doubt he was a good drama writer,educationist and actor as well.
    May Allah rest his soul in eternal peace.


  • R.Khan
    Nov 25, 2011 - 1:01AM
  • Muhamed Khanzada
    Nov 25, 2011 - 2:17AM

    Rauf was wonderful person and i had known him while he visited us few years before.He had great ambitions and intellect.I wish him junna and condolence and patience to his family from my family. He will be always remembered.Amin


  • Imran Khan
    Nov 25, 2011 - 2:33AM

    I first met him in 1978 when we joined Pakistan Marine Academy, Karachi in the same batch and in the same Division and were together for about 2 years. He later joined CSS and became famous in the world of TV but kept in contact with his Mariner friends. May Allah bless his soul and give sabr to his family. It is very tragic that we lost a brother, a friend and a true artist.


  • Ammar
    Nov 25, 2011 - 9:14AM
  • wajdan
    Nov 25, 2011 - 10:05AM

    may her soul in rest.


  • Hamid Khan
    Nov 25, 2011 - 10:26AM

    Apart of all the stated stuff he was a good leader.He tried to motivate and influence others by saying ‘Be a leader’.Question is that who will continue his mission in the form of PLF.Pakistan Leadership Forum was founded by him few months ago and started delivering lectures on LEADERSHIP.No doubt, he was a very good speaker.May his soul rest in peace.AMIN!


  • gr0w up!
    Nov 25, 2011 - 10:43AM

    aw dats really sad i remember one of his drama probably laaj it had some army story may be kashmir issue and he also acted in the play May Allah bless him with eternal peace and grant sabr to his family


  • Nov 25, 2011 - 11:41AM

    He was a true Muslim, a patriot Pakistani. Kashmiri people shall remember him as a hero of their freedom struggle. The first effective drama series Angar Wadi was his practical contribution years ago to highlight the Kasmir issue and Indian occupation. The freedom struggle in Kashmir Salutes the Shaheed Khalid Rauf as true mujahid. May Allah bless him with eternal peace and Jannat al Firdos and patience to the near ones and family to bear this great loss. Aameen


  • Nasir
    Nov 25, 2011 - 11:52AM

    Sad end of good human being….may his soul rest in peace.. Ameen


  • no
    Nov 25, 2011 - 11:58AM

    mr rauf khalid was a gentle man. he is so polite.May his soul rest in peace. ameeen


  • Kamran
    Nov 25, 2011 - 1:19PM

    A very polite gentleman. May Allah rest his soul in peace. My sincere condolences to his family and brother Arshad.


  • Aqsa
    Nov 25, 2011 - 1:21PM

    RIP Rauf Khalid.


  • Lobster
    Nov 25, 2011 - 1:39PM

    Inallilah-e-wa-inna-ilehay-rajioon. Such a tragic loss!


  • Officers of Pakistan Customs
    Nov 25, 2011 - 3:38PM

    Mr. Khalid Rauf, a member of a very respectable Pashto speaking family from Peshawar, joined Pakistan Customs in 1982 through CSS. He was an outstanding officer, a wonderful colleage and highly disciplined junior. He was a gifted person and Nature had carved him as an extremely creative personality. The was obviously an impediment in his creative ventures and he finally resigned after almost 10 years to join the club of writers, poets, trainers and directors. He stood out as a director and writer. His plays on television have immortalized him as a writer and director. His affection for Kashmiris and devotion to cause of Kashmir knew no bounds. He was a speaker / orator par excellence. His Leadership Academy in Islamabad is doing a wonderful job to train the future leaders in every sphere of life. Khalid has left wife, a son and a daughter to mourn this loss.
    We, the officers of Pakistan Customs, pray to Almighty Allah to rest his soul in eternal peace and grant fortitude to his family to bear this loss.

  • Shahbaz Younis
    Nov 25, 2011 - 5:11PM

    I am a big fan of him since my childhood, may Allah keep his soul rest in peace. Amin


  • Syed Younus Shah
    Nov 25, 2011 - 6:34PM

    Inallilah-e-wa-inna-ilehay-rajioon. May his soul rest in peace. We have certainly lost a true artist. May Allah give his family to bear this heavy loss.


  • Irfan Urfi
    Nov 25, 2011 - 7:07PM

    RIP We Miss u alot !


  • Mahrukh Khan Irfan
    Nov 25, 2011 - 7:09PM

    Great Personality Allah Pak Jaware Rehmat Mai JAga Ata farmye !strong text


  • Tee
    Nov 26, 2011 - 2:31AM

    This is a sad sad news! I feel so terrible. May Allah give patience to his family and grant him maghfrat and a place in Jannah.


  • ijaz rahim
    Nov 26, 2011 - 2:48PM

    Peoples born like Mr. Khalid rauf in century. His aim to play always such dramas which give the lesson about love of country and performance of muslims strugle, identify issues of kashmir in our plays. I pray for him, may Allah give his soul rest in peace.


  • Sam
    Nov 26, 2011 - 5:24PM

    My childhood hero and my inspiration in life..may Allah bless you with high ranks in Jannat ul Firdous..ameen


  • sheikh imran anwar (guddoo)
    Nov 28, 2011 - 11:56AM

    he was my teacher i miss him a lot he means a lot too me he was a nice man when i was taking his dead body to peshawar i was like some thing big missing in my life pakistan has a big loss he got all kind of qualities just name it i will miss him a lot
    this is a pray from my heart allah khalid bahi ko bakhs deen or junat ul fardoos may jagha deen
    khalid bahi we miss you


  • Nov 30, 2011 - 12:32PM

    We Miss u alot !

    Rest in peace…….


  • lubna
    Nov 30, 2011 - 5:47PM

    it was a shocking news for me,i was not believing,how was it possible…… it had happnd…may his soul rest in peace.aameen