“An Era Ends Today” Tributes Pour In As Actor Qavi Khan Passes Away At 80!

Qavi Khan

The death of veteran actor Qavi Khan has sent shockwaves throughout the showbiz industry. Qavi Khan, 80, passed away on Sunday in Canada where he was under treatment for a kidney-related disease. The news of his death spread quickly with stars mourning and expressing their condolences.

Actor Adnan Siddiqui said that there will be no other like him

Arslan Naseer feels honoured to have acted alongside him

Indian singer Adnan Sami also paid tribute to Khan and offered his condolences to his family.

Host Shaista Lodhi and former cricketer Shoaib Akhtar spoke about the “beautiful people from our childhood” leaving the world “one after the other”

Actor Sajal Aly tweeted, “Qavi khan sahab was not only a great actor but one of the greatest human beings I was fortunate to work with. May his ranks be raised in the heavens.”

Urwa Hocane also took to the microblogging site to tweet, “Zia Mohiuddin sahab and now my dear Qavi Khan sahab. I am at a loss of words worthy enough for the immense work and contributions of these icons for Pakistan. At the same time, I am grateful to have shared time and screen with the legends!”

Actor Vasay Chaudhry tweeted, “Qavi Khan was one of the most distinguished, accomplished, seasoned and respected actors of Pakistan. The man who stuck to acting all his life. I had never seen an actor as positive as him. An era ends today.”

Former prime minister Imran Khan also expressed condolences on his death. “Saddened to learn of the passing of famous actor Qavi Khan. My prayers and condolences go to his family,” the PTI chairman tweeted after learning about the actor’s death.

Qavi Khan – The Icon

Born on 13 November 1942, Qavi Khan started his career as a child star from Radio Pakistan, Peshawar – his birth city. In 1964, he started working at Pakistan Television, becoming one of its early stars. He started his career with Lakhon Mein Aik, but it was Andhera Ujala that earned him immense fame. His other TV plays include Fishaar, Lahori Gate, Muthi Bhar Matti, Bait-yaan, Cinderella, and Durr-i-Shahwar.

Khan was honoured with the Pride of Performance in 1980 and then with the Sitara-e-Imtiaz award, the third-highest civilian award in the country in 2012, by the Government of Pakistan for his contributions in the field of arts. Khan was last seen in Fizza Ali Meerza and Nabeel Qureshi’s Quaid-e-Azam Zindabad which also starred superstars Mahira Khan and Fahad Mustafa. On the small screen, his last project was Urwa Hocane and Ali Rehman Khan’s Meri Shehzadi. However, he then left the project due to his failing health.

The death of Qavi Khan has created a void that cannot be filled, senior theatre producer Qaiser Javed said while commenting on the death of the veteran actor. Arts councils have announced holding condolence references in memory of Qavi Khan.

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