Friday, June 14, 2024

Legendary Pakistani Actor, Literary Icon Zia Mohyeddin Passes away at 91

Veteran actor, director, and television host Zia Mohyeddin passed away at the age of 91 in Karachi on Monday.

Zia Mohyeddin was being treated at a private hospital in Karachi for fever and severe abdominal pain, according to reports. It was later found in an ultrasound that he was having intestinal issues. He then underwent an operation and was shifted to the intensive care unit (ICU) of the hospital, where he breathed his last.

The funeral prayer of Zia Mohyeddin was offered at Imambargah Yasrab in Defense Phase 4 after the Zuhr prayer. A large number of people from different walks of life attended the funeral.

The renowned author was a living legend in South Asia in the fields of broadcasting, writing, and recitation. Zia was raised in Lahore after being born in Faisalabad and received his training at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London from 1953 to 1956. Zia captivated audiences with his performances on TV and the stage when he first began his career with Long Day’s Journey into Night and Julius Caesar.

The renowned performer began his cinematic career in 1962’s Lawrence of Arabia and spent nearly 47 years in the UK. Many of the students he supervised today work in television production. The Pakistani government presented him with the Sitara Imtiaz Award and the Hilal Imtiaz Award for his enduring performances and contributions to art.

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