Actor Sohail Asghar, an integral part of the Pakistani showbiz industry, passed away on Saturday, November 13 after prolonged health issues. He was 67. According to an official statement to a channel, his wife said “he had been ill for the past year and a half. He underwent gastric surgery after which his health declined.” His funeral prayers were held on Sunday in Karachi’s Bahria Town.
Early Life and Venturing into Showbiz
Born in Lahore, Asghar completed his education and joined Radio Pakistan where he served from 1978 to 1988. Director Nusrat Thakur introduced him to television in drama serial ‘Raat’. He then proved his mettle in popular dramas like Khuda Ki Basti, Nangey Paon, Alao, Laag, Piyas, Chand Girhan and Kajal Ghar.
He appeared in his first movie named Murad in 2003. His next release, Mah-e-Noor got great critical acclaim. He got awarded for his outstanding performance at the ‘1st Indus Drama Awards’ for this film.
Sohail bagged the best actor award at the 12th PTV Awards (2002) show organized to mark 40 years of Pakistan Television.
According to a voice recording released by BBC Urdu, listen to the last words by the actor for his friends
Actor Mohib Mirza took to Twitter to remember the late actor, writing, “Saddened by your demise. Worked in so many projects with you and you taught me so much. Farewell, my teacher and rest in peace.”
Faysal Qureshi also tweeted out a picture of Asghar, writing, “Suhail bhai is no more.”
Actor Ahsan Khan took to his Instagram story to share, “The iconic Suhail Asghar. RIP. Allah Hafiz.”
Asghar’s death is a big loss for the entertainment fraternity and his near and dear ones. He will be missed.