Famend TV and movie star Syed Afzaal Ahmad, popularly often called Afzaal Chitta, handed away in Lahore on Friday after a protracted sickness. He was 82.
Afzaal had suffered a mind hemorrhage in November 2001 after which his life by no means remained the identical, leaving him with a speech impairment. On Thursday, his situation deteriorated and he was rushed to a hospital the place he breathed his final on Friday. Afzaal is survived by his spouse and three daughters.
His funeral prayers shall be held at his Raiwind Street residence on Saturday after some kinfolk fly in from aboard.
Afzaal began his profession with radio performs the place he was found by celebrated author Ashfaq Ahmad — one thing he additionally talked about in an interview to PTV years in the past. His first TV present was Jazeera, written by Munoo Bhai.
Veteran TV and theatre artiste Khalid Abbas Dar instructed Daybreak that his modern Afzaal was a beautiful individual and an actor of nice substance. PTV‘s Jazeera gave three actors to the tv world, he stated, naming himself, Afzaal and Roohi Bano. He stated Afzaal and him have been launched on the Authorities School, Lahore as the previous’s elder brother was his class-fellow. Mr Dar stated Afzaal studied at Aitchison School and later graduated from the Authorities School.
In 1968, Afzaal began his movie profession with Dhoop Aur Saaye and went on to do 300 movies and a number of other TV reveals. Amongst his hit movies have been Hashoo Khan, Chan Waryam, Insan aur Gadha, Sasta Khoon Mehnga Pani, Khabardar, Seedha Rasta, Wehshi Jutt and lots of others.
He additionally modernised the theatre scene of Lahore by establishing the primary revolving theatre, Tamaseel. He put a whole lot of effort and cash into the undertaking and invited international consultants for lighting and sound amenities. The primary play staged at Tamaseel was Muhabbaton kay Musafair, directed by Zahoor Balam.
Afzaal later got here up with one of the vital well-liked theatre performs, Janam Janam ki Maili Chadar, written by Agha Hassan Imtasal, Pervaiz Kalim and Nasir Adeeb.
Veteran actors similar to Hamid Bela, Irfan Khoosat, Dar and lots of others expressed sorrow and grief over Afzaal’s demise.
Initially printed in Daybreak, December 3, 2022