Legendary Pakistani TV host and film actor Tariq Aziz passed away due to cardiac arrest in Lahore on Wednesday, said Radio Pakistan. He was 84. Tariq Aziz started his career from Radio Pakistan. He was one of the most famous voices on radio and television in the country.
Tariq Aziz – End of an era
He began his career from Radio Pakistan Lahore and was one of the most known voices in the country. He was known for his work on PTV’s show Neelam Ghar. It was first aired in 1974 and later became the Tariq Aziz Show. It was also known as Bazm-e-Tariq Aziz.
Aziz amazing hosting skills made him a household name in Pakistan over the past four decades. He was also a former parliamentarian and a respected poet. He had been a member of the National Assembly between 1997 and 1999.
Pakistan remembers the lagend
It is indeed a sad day. We can still recall him starting Neelam Ghar saying ‘dekhti ankhon, sunte kanon, Tariq Aziz ka apko salam’. Here’s how Prime Minister Imran Khan and the people of Pakistan reacted to the death of Tariq Aziz.
Saddened to learn of the passing of Tariq Aziz, an icon in his time and a pioneer of our TV game shows. My condolences and prayers go to his family.
— Imran Khan (@ImranKhanPTI) June 17, 2020
طارق عزیز کی وفات پر دکھ لواحقین سے اظہار ہمدردی طارق عزیز نے اپنی محنت، لگن اور صلاحیت سے اپنا نام اور مقام بنایا۔شوبزکے ساتھ ساتھ، سیاست کےمیدان میں بھی طارق عزیز کی خدمات کو ہمیشہ یاد رکھا جائے گا۔
طارق عزیز نے ہمیشہ پاکستانی عوام کے لئے آواز بلند کی۔ خدا ان کے درجات بلند کرے۔
— Sheikh Rashid Ahmad (@ShkhRasheed) June 17, 2020
دیکھتی آنکھوں، سنتے کانوں کو طارق عزیز کا سلام پہنچے
Host of 1st quiz & game show on PTV , #TariqAziz has passed away. Neelam Ghar was the longest run TV show by a single person in Pakistan.
He was also the 1st man to be seen on #PTV broadcast. Tariq Aziz also acted in films. pic.twitter.com/rb4zQkSeZB
— Basit Subhani (@BasitSubhani) June 17, 2020
علم وادب سے محبت رکھنے والےممتاز فنکاراور پروگرام نیلام گھر کے نامورمیزبان طارق عزیز نے ریڈیو/ٹی وی کے ہر میڈیم پر اپنی قابلیت اور صلاحیتوں کا لوہا منوایا۔پاکستان ان کے ایمان کا حصہ تھااور وہ وطن کی پہچان اور پرجوش آواز تھے۔اللہ تعالی انہیں اپنے جوار رحمت میں اعلی مقام عطا فرمائے pic.twitter.com/krQo7vmiOS
— Shehbaz Sharif (Stay at home to stay safe) (@CMShehbaz) June 17, 2020
Aziz was also the first announcer of Pakistan Television (PTV).
@PTVNewsOfficial first news caster #tariqaziz passed away pic.twitter.com/ob8rI5rlyu
— شیخ علی (متوالے) 🤓 (@RealHa55aan) June 17, 2020
Truly End of an Era.
RIP #TariqAziz 😢#PTV @PTVHomeOfficial pic.twitter.com/1FYGgAJnQd
— Muhammad Islam Khan (@iamislam123) June 17, 2020
Pakistan lost a giant today. Aziz also acted in several Pakistani films in the late 1960s and 1970s. One of his famous movies was Salgira (1969). The successful film won two Nigar Awards for that year. A role model for many in the 80s and 90s, Aziz was awarded Pride of Performance Award by the president of Pakistan in 1992 for his services to the nation.
It seems from his last tweet that Aziz was missing the old times when life was full of hustle and bustle. May you RIP Tariq Aziz sahab. No one can replace you.
یوں لگتا ہے وقت تھم گیا ہے،رواں دواں زندگی رُک گئی ہے، کئی دنوں سے بستر پر لیٹے لیٹے سوچ رہا ہوں کہ آزادانہ نقل و حرکت بھی مالک کی کتنی بڑی نعمت تھی، نجانے پرانا وقت کب لوٹ کے آتا ہے، ابھی تو کوئی امید نظر نہیں آرہی
— Tariq Aziz ™💎 (@TariqAzizPTV) June 16, 2020
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