Director Roomi Insha, son of popular Urdu columnist, poet and writer Ibne Insha, passed away on Monday in Karachi, due to a heart attack, his wife Saima Siddiqui confirmed to The Express Tribune.
"He had been unwell recently and today at around 12 or 1 in the afternoon, he suffered a major stroke," she said. "He was taken to the South City Hospital but couldn't be revived."
Ibne Insha – the wanderer of Chand Nagar
Siddiqui said that Roomi's mother Shakila Insha passed away last month and that had affected him a lot.
Roomi was a freelance filmmaker, who started his career as a graphic designer. He was known for television serials such as Najiah, Mannchalay, Tair-e-Lahooti, Mohabbat Ruth Jaye Tou, Mastana Mahi, Mausam, Judai and recently Rasm-e-Duniya.
Many from the entertainment fraternity took to social media to commemorate him.
Armeena Khan who had worked extensively with Roomi posted a sentimental message on social media.
She said: "The most painful goodbyes are the ones that are never said... RIP Roomi Insha I am in utter shock. I can't believe that you are gone. I am so lucky that we got to work on #RasmEDuniya with you. You will be missed. I still can't believe it. Samina Peerzada Sami Khan Bilal Abbas Khan "
Ahsan Khan too wrote: "Roomi Insha you will be missed!
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