Death of an artist: Actor Ghayyur Akhtar dies at 67

By the 1980s Akhtar had already established himself in several dramas such as ‘Khawaja and Sons’ and ‘Sona Chandi’.

Our Correspondent February 08, 2014
Ghayyur Akhtar in a drama scene. PHOTO: FILE


Celebrated actor and comedian Ghayyur Akhtar died of health complications on Friday at the age of 67.

Winner of Pride of Performance Award, Akhtar, struggled with paralysis for three years, and was admitted at the Services Hospital a day earlier after his condition deteriorated.

Over the years, Akhtar appeared in many films and radio productions but he found fame in television dramas. Born in 1946 in Lahore, Ghayyur Akhtar started his acting career in the late 1970s. By the 1980s he had already established himself in several dramas such as ‘Khawaja and Sons’, ‘Sona Chandi’, ‘Free Hit’, ‘Ghar Aya Mera Perdesi’, ‘Afsar Bekare Khas’, ‘Rahain’, and ‘Sitara’.

His roles in films were also memorable. He also played the role of ‘Samri Jadoo Gar’ in drama serial ‘Ainak Wala Jin’ that was a hit amongst children in the early 1990s.

He also wrote some stage dramas and ‘Kutkutarian’ was the first among them.

Published in The Express Tribune, February 8th, 2014.


Najia | 7 years ago | Reply

May Allah grant him peace and give him blessings. And may Allah.make him among the inhabitants of Jannah!

I'm surprised that we,as a nation, never got to know that he was struggling with paralysis. Our great actors who has performed and entertained us all their life.....but we're more concerned about the Indian actors. What role is our media playing? Do they have some respect? What a shame!

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