Veteran actor Afzaal Ahmed passes away

The 'Chan Varyam' actor was brought to the hospital in critical condition after suffering from a brain haemorrhage

Entertainment Desk December 02, 2022

Veteran actor Afzaal Ahmed passed away on Friday in Lahore after a prolonged illness. He was admitted to the Lahore General Hospital a few days ago. The Chan Varyam actor was brought to the hospital in critical condition after suffering from a brain haemorrhage.

Between 1968 to 2012, Ahmed worked in 384 films. He started his career with the Dhoop Aur Sawera which released in 1968. Some of his well-known films include Insan Aur Gadha, Pehla Waar, Khabardar, Seedha rasta, Sasta Khoon Mehnga Paani, Babul Sadqay, Shareef Badmash, Wehshi Jatt, Hathkari, Shokan Melay Di, Do Sohni Mahiwal, Jeera Saeen, Haji Khokar, Ranga Daaku, Qurbani, among others. 

He was best known for his work in International Gorillay (1990), Aakhri Muqabala (1977) and Jatt in London (1981). During his life, Ahmed also made many contributions to the realm of theatre. A fine arts graduate from the renowned National College of Arts (NCA), Ahmed couldn’t do much after suffering from paralysis in November 2001, which affected his ability to speak. But he remained determined to work towards improving the standard of theatre in the country.

Lahore’s Tamaseel Theatre is a courtesy of the hard work put in by Ahmed and his family. It was Ahmed’s life-long passion to construct a modern theatre house in the country and so he did. While he remained busy shooting for films, his mother would look over the construction of the theatre.

Many from the film and theatre fraternity would visit Ahmed often after getting to know about his condition but their attention was eventually diverted.

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