KARACHI: In a recent turn of unfortunate events, renowned actor, writer and poet Athar Shah Khan passed in Karachi on Sunday (today), May 10, 2o20.
He had been unwell for a while now and his death occurred after suffering from a a severe stroke, reported Express News. He is survived by his wife and four sons.
Known popularly for his role as Jedi, Khan entertained the small screen audience for decades, as an actor, poet, writer and comedian. He played the famous character of Jedi on PTV and NTM which rose him to among both youngers and elders.
He began his career at Radio Pakistan as a writer following which he wrote 700 plays over the course of 20 years.
His iconic portrayal of Jedi with hit serial Jedi Ke Sang, is marked as a turning point in his career. It was during this time that he began to be known as Jedi.
Khan provided many other famous dramas through out the 70’s, 80’s and 90’s including Intezar Farmaiay, Lakhon mein teen, Ba adab ba mulahiza hoshiyar, haye jaidi among others.
Twitter is currently mourning his death
May Allah rest the soul of dear Athar Shah Khan in eternal peace & patience to bereaved. The sad news served as throwback to early 50’s, in same school in Peshawar, same class. Thereafter we treaded different paths, seldom crossing again. Sincere prayers, deepest condolences https://t.co/eEDKScQUOg— Farhatullah Babar (@FarhatullahB) May 10, 2020
The beautiful humor of Athar Shah Khan Jaidi, a brilliant Pakistani artist who filled our childhood years with laughter.— Bushra Nasir Ahmed (@ainee_2010) May 10, 2020
May his soul rest in peace, Amen!
إِنَّا لِلّهِ وَإِنَّا إِلَيْهِ رَاجِعونَ— samina ahmed (@aadabtv) May 10, 2020
Writer, poet and comedian Athar Shah Khan has passed away today in Karachi. As per details, Writer, poet and comedian Athar Shah Khan has passed away today in Karachi. He died due to stroke. pic.twitter.com/C8mipy10A5
Another childhood memory left. Renowned poet, actor, comedian Athar Shah Khan (Mr. Jedi) passed away ... pic.twitter.com/d6kECO3JUK— Syed Ammar Yasir Zaidi (@sayzaidi) May 10, 2020
إِنَّا لِلَّٰهِ وَإِنَّا إِلَيْهِ رَاجِعُونَ— Adil Najam (@AdilNajam) May 10, 2020
Athar Shah Khan (1943-2020)
Author, poet, comedian #Jedi is no more. A much talented maestro of the over-done; anything but the simpleton he often portrayed. It takes an immense self-confidence to be who he was.
ThankU & RIP, #Jaidi. pic.twitter.com/Pz68GPXm4i
Athar Shah Khan Sahib for me you will always be sweet hubly bubbly Uncle Jaidi that is how I want to remember you !No words for the laughter and joy you gave to us, may you get much much more in Jannah ! Honoured to watch your performances Thank You !!🌹🌹🌹❤❤❤— Bina Sarwar (@BinaSarwar1) May 10, 2020
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