Renowned TV actor and radio artist Qazi Wajid passed away on Sunday in Karachi.
The actor, 87, was admitted to a private hospital on Saturday due to cardiac pain. Wajid, who starred in numerous dramas and theatre plays, is survived by his wife and a daughter.
The Tanhaiyan star proved his acting prowess in comic as well as serious shows. He was awarded Presidential award for his achievement in the field of radio and television dramas in 1988.
Nation mourns Qazi Wajid's death
Showbiz fraternity came together to mourn the loss of a legendary TV actor. Syed Noor, Mahira Khan, Armeena Khan, Javed Sheikh, Faysal Qureshi and many others remembered Wajid as a powerhouse of an actor and a talent institute on his own.
Talking to APP, veteran actor-director, Noor called Wajid an educational institute for new artists. He went on to add that the actor's death deprived artists of a great teacher.
Sheikh, on the other hand, called Wajid an artist who
was true to his characters. The Na Maloom Afraad star was saddened at the loss of a good friend.
Many actors took to social media to express their feelings.
سینئر ترین اداکار قاضی واجد خالق حقیقی سے جا ملے....— Faysal Quraishi (@faysalquraishi) February 11, 2018
26 مئی 1930 کو لاہور میں پیدا ہونے والے 87 سالہ پاکستان کے... https://t.co/RZaM9jcVev
It’s a sad day today. We have lost two icons. May their souls rest in peace pic.twitter.com/CQcl6evQSe— Humayun Saeed (@iamhumayunsaeed) February 11, 2018
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