Transitions: TV show host Obaidullah Baig passes away

Published: June 22, 2012
Baig, of game show Kasauti fame, will be laid to rest following funeral prayers, today. PHOTO: SCREENSHOT

Baig, of game show Kasauti fame, will be laid to rest following funeral prayers, today. PHOTO: SCREENSHOT

KARACHI: Prominent scholar and TV show host Obaidullah Baig passed away early Friday morning in Karachi, Express News reported.

Baig, of game show Kasauti fame, will be laid to rest following funeral prayers offered at Sultan Masjid in Defence phase V, today.

He leaves behind a wife and three daughters.

The scholar gained popularity in the 1970s when his show Kasauti, teamed with Ghazi Salauddin, was aired on PTV.

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  • irfan aslam
    Jun 22, 2012 - 12:20PM

    A great loss,he was an articulate and intelligent man.May his family find strength in this time of loss.
    But have to wonder with the use of the word ‘Transition’. Transition to what?? Why push religious dogma through words.What if there is no transition to anything,if death is like going to sleep.Subtle,subliminal promotion of religious ideology is disappointing.


  • Khadim Hussain Subhpoto
    Jun 22, 2012 - 12:30PM

    It’s indeed an irreparable loss to the literary circles and the media in our country. Obaidullah Baig was a great scholar and renowned intellectual and novelist. He was a literary genius.He was humble and down to earth person. His famous TV programme Kasuti gave him immense popularity and fame. Teamed up with Ghazi Salahudin and Qureshpur, he has left indeligble memories of this wonderful programme. In a country like Pakistan where we already find a dearth of such scholars, his death is a great loss to us.

    May his soul rest in peace!


  • saleem
    Jun 22, 2012 - 12:58PM

    We have lost a giant. A most humble and decent person on TV


  • observer
    Jun 22, 2012 - 1:55PM

    May the departed soul rest in peace.


  • M Ali
    Jun 22, 2012 - 2:13PM

    Mr. Obaidullah Baig was a great scholar who inspired a generation with with his knowledge on various subjects during two periods when ‘ Kasuti’ was shown on Pakistan Television. People would eagerly wait for this program, so that their learning and knowledge would increase. May Allah give highest honour in Jannah and solace to his wife and children to bear this loss


  • Adil Mulki
    Jun 22, 2012 - 3:08PM

    Inna Lillah-e- Wa Inna Ilaih-e- Rajioon
    This is indeedd a great losss. “OB” to a a lot of scholars and researchers, the gentleman was a giant in this age of medicrity.
    @ET, please change the headline, the term “TV Show Host” does not even begin to describe the scholar, intellectual, writer and researcher that the legendary Obailullah Baig sahib was.


  • Aqua
    Jun 22, 2012 - 3:21PM

    Great scholar! He will surely be missed!


  • Ajamal
    Jun 22, 2012 - 3:56PM

    May Allah grant eternal peace to the soul of Baig Sahib. He would live in our memory forever.


  • Asif Ali Agha
    Jun 22, 2012 - 4:18PM

    He was a great actor & good human being, I was great fan of him, God may rest departed soul in heaven, He also aired in Uncle Urfi at times , PTV WILL REMEMBER HIM, IT WAS GREAT LOSS TO DRAMA & MEDIA,


  • Jun 22, 2012 - 4:30PM

    May his soul rests in peace! A great scholar!


  • Mubashir
    Jun 22, 2012 - 4:39PM

    great man,great loss he was a genious and source of inspiration for many of us.


  • Nasamajh
    Jun 22, 2012 - 4:43PM

    Inna lillahi wa inna ilayhi raji’un.. Rest in peace..!! may Allah tala convert your in one of the gardens of Paradise..ameen


  • Chengez K
    Jun 22, 2012 - 5:00PM

    A Great man…….a Good human being

    What more can one ask in one lifetime!!!!


  • Shamy
    Jun 22, 2012 - 5:25PM

    Big loss…OB was an amazing man who inspired many…


  • Muhammad
    Jun 22, 2012 - 7:00PM

    May Allah bless his soul and grant him highest place. A great person and a very learned one. He will surely be missed.

    Inna lillah hi wa inna ilaihi rajioon


  • Jun 23, 2012 - 4:19PM

    Innah lillah hi wa innah ilahi rajioon

    It was a great loss to whole nation. He was the inspiration to young people. He once gave an interview about how he knew all the big events, he told the audience, only reading and nothing else.

    Great motivator.


  • asim
    Jun 23, 2012 - 4:38PM

    Great scholar and wonder ful person. May ALLAH rest his soul in peace.


  • Sherry
    Jun 25, 2012 - 10:30AM

    ET Plz get ur facts correct! he did the show with Mr. Iftikhar Arif!


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