A Sad News:
Senior actor Qazi Wajid has passed away on Sunday in Karachi. It was an emotional moment for admirers when their favorite actor Qazi Wajid’s dead body was kept on the wooden structure, waiting for the funeral prayer. His brother couldn’t stop his tears continued to roll down his face.
The 87 year old actor has a career spanning for five decades. His brother told media that Qazi had a high fever last night for which he was taken to a hospital. The actor had been in and out of hospital in recent weeks. The cause of his health problems was unclear.
According to hospital officials, the actor had a pain in chest, that’s why he was sent back last night to hospital. The funeral prayer is offered on Sunday after Asr prayers at Eesanagri Kabristan (Graveyard) in Karachi. Scores of TV actors gathered outside his home.
Qazi Wajid Career:
Qazi started his career from radio, he worked for almost 25 years. His TV career takes a turn after doing drama ‘Khuda Ki Basti’. His other famous dramas include Ankahi and Tanhaaiyan. The actor made his name playing the lead in a string of PTV dramas which were massive hits in the 1960s and 1970s. For his great contribution towards entertainment industry, he was also given pride of performance by the Government of Pakistan in 1988.
Qazi Wajid was born in Lahore in year 1930, completed his early education in his hometown. Qazi also shifted to U.S for some time. He has spent 48 years in the entertainment industry as TV, film and stage artist.
List Of Qazi Wajid Dramas:
- Tanha Tanha Taleem-e-Balighan
- Dhoop Kinare
- Meray Sanwariya Ka Naam
- Aangan Terha
- Yeh Kaisi Mohabbat Hai
- Woh Rishtey Woh Naatay
- Khala Khairan
- Sada Suhagan
- Tumhain Kuch Yaad Hai Jana
- Hum Se Juda Na Hona
- Operation Dwarka 1965
- Parchaiyan Yeh Kaisi Mohabbat Hai
- Kinara Mil Gaya Hota
- Perfume Chowk
- Mirza Ghalib Bunder Road Par
Javed Sheikh expressed his grief as: “Qazi Wajid was a great personality, a dedicated actor and a lovable human being. I can’t express how sophisticated a personality he had, and I don’t think someone like him is going to be born in this country again.” He further said “I just heard the news and I can barely believe it at the moment. This is a great loss for the industry as well as humanity. It is a big loss for the industry”.
His co-star Behroz Sabzwari said: “Our association goes back about 50 years. He had a big role in my achievements, my character and growth. He taught me how to talk and how to say the dialogues”.
“He had been my teacher, my friend, my elder brother, and even like my father. It’s a big loss and I was shocked to hear about his passing,” He added.
Anwar Maqsood recalls his memories with Qazi Wajid: “As far as his work is concerned, he had a great voice which aided him in radio and later on in TV plays. He had been a part of my international shows for the last 35 years. He even inspired a lot of new actors working today in the industry and would always correct their dialogue delivery, mentor them and help them improve.”
“He would always say we were the same age and now after his death, I got to know that he was born in 1930 and I was 10 years younger than him.” He further added.
Haseena Moin told media that: “Artistes like him don’t exist anymore. He was extremely dedicated and a great human being. His is a huge loss for us”.
How Twitterati Reacts To Qazi Wajid’s Death:
Humsafar famed actress Mahira Khan tweeted as “Sad sad day for Pakistan.. we say goodbye to a great great artist and a fearless activist. They shall live on through their work, always. #QaziWajid #AsmaJahangir”.
Political party PTI expressed its grief as: “Pakistan Tehreek e-Insaaf express their condolence on the death of Ex-President Supreme Court Bar #AsmaJehangir and renowned Actor #QaziWajid. May Allah bless them with highest place in Jannah and give patience to their family to bear this loss”.
Actress Veena Malik prayed for the legend: “A very Sad Day for Pakistan. #QaziWajid and #AsmaJahangir is no more with us. May Allah rest their souls in peace. Ameen…. Sad Sunday”.
Janaan actress Armeena Rana Khan remembered by the artists as: “One of my fav personalities #QaziWajid sahib has passed away today. He played my grandfather in my first ever play for ARY. He was supportive, encouraging through all our scenes together. May you get the highest ranks Sir. You were a gem. R.I.P :(“.
Actress Mawra Hocane : “A huge loss to art & to all of us !!! #QaziWajid May you rest in peace Qazi sahab & smile at us from above the skies as you always did in your life!!! #RIPQaziWajid”.
Shoaib Akhtar: “Am saddened by the demise of 2 important Pakistani icons , #AsmaJahangir and #QaziWajid.May their souls rest in peace!”.
Government of Pakistan: “Remembering veteran radio and television personality, a dedicated actor and a lovable human being,Qazi Wajid, who had a career spanning of more than five decades.
For his contributions as an artiste, he was honored with the Pride of Performance Award in 1988.
Qazi Wajid has done justice to characters he played in all Pakistani dramas, he is no doubt an institution for the younger generation. May his soul rest in peace.