Published On: Mon, Feb 12th, 2018

Veteran actor Qazi Wajid passes away in Karachi

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KARACHI: Renowned television and radio artist Qazi Wajid passed away here on Sunday.

The deceased’s family said the 87-year-old veteran actor was admitted to a hospital on Saturday night after his health deteriorated.

According to Wajid’s brother, he had a high fever last night after which he was taken to a hospital.

Hospital officials said Wajid had pain in his chest and fever and was sent back last night after being administered aid. Wajid was being taken to the hospital after his condition deteriorated today but he passed away en route.

Wajid’s family said his funeral prayers will be held today after Asr prayers at the Eesanagri Graveyard in Karachi.

Wajid remained a popular face on TV, after joining the industry in 1966 following his 25-year-stint in Radio Pakistan, where he launched his career. He leaves behind his wife, and daughter, Fazila Wajid, who is associated with the entertainment industry as well.

‘Big loss for the industry’

Actor and director Javed Sheikh expressed grief at Qazi’s death. Talking to Geo News, Sheikh said people like him are rare in the entertainment industry. “It is a big loss for the industry,” he said, adding that the two worked together on several projects.

Sheikh informed that two weeks ago he had gone to Riyadh for a show and then performed the Umrah.

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