Veteran actor Qazi Wajid passes away

Senior actor Qazi Wajid dies in Karachi

Senior actor Qazi Wajid dies in Karachi

Veteran television and radio artist Qazi Wajid breathed his last here on Sunday.

He was admitted to hospital following cardiac pain on Saturday.

Born in 1930 in Gwalior, India, Wajid's family, including five of his siblings - three brothers and two sisters - migrated to Pakistan after partition and settled in Karachi, where his father was allotted a quarter at Martin Road.

The actor, 87, was one of the pioneers of the radio industry. He worked for radio for 25 years. "This is a great loss for the industry". He encouraged the newcomers and advised them to learn from the veterans, which he, considers as the beacon of knowledge.

Wajid has also been awarded the Pride of Performance Award.

He was part of a number of Pakistan Television (PTV) classics, including Dhoop Kinaray, Khuda Ki Basti and Tanhaiyan.

Born in Lahore in the year 1930, Wajid completed his early education in Lahore and then shifted to the U.S. for a while.