Veteran actor and senior artist Suhail Asghar passed away on Saturday, after a prolonged bout with illness. The actor’s passing away has been confirmed by his family.
Asghar’s wife said he had been ill for the past year and a half. He underwent gastric surgery after which his health declined. His funeral prayers will be held on Sunday in Karachi’s Bahria Town, she told new channels.
The veteran actor was born in Lahore where he completed his education. He then became a part of Radio Pakistan and from 1978 to 1988 worked as a radio jockey. Later, he started a career in theatre. He also acted in dramas such as Laag, Piyas, Chand Girhan and Kajal Ghar.
He made his debut on the silver screen in 2003 with the film Murad. In 2004, another of his films called Mah e Noor was released, and his performance in it was met with critical acclaim.
In May 2020, the Chand Girhan actor took to social media to request fans and followers for prayers. Asghar shared a picture of himself from the hospital, revealing that he would be undergoing stomach surgery. “Fans, friends, and family, Allah Almighty is with me always. I strongly believe in miracles. I believe in the power of love and prayers,” the late actor wrote on Facebook.
Fellow actors express their grief
Actor Mohib Mirza took to Twitter to remember the late actor, writing, “Saddened by your demise. Worked on so many projects with you and you taught me so much. Farewell, my teacher, and rest in peace.”
Faysal Quraishi also tweeted out a picture of Asghar, writing, “Suhail bhai is no more.” Actor Ahsan Khan took to his Instagram story to share, “The iconic Suhail Asghar. RIP. Allah Hafiz.”
Many others from the entertainment industry including actors Ahsan Khan, Sana Javed, Asad Siddiqui, Rabia Butt, Feroze Khan, Ghana Ali, and model Sadaf Kanwal expressed their grief over the actor’s demise.
Naila Jaffery was another veteran actor who passed away earlier this year in July after losing her battle to cancer. Veteran actor Durdana Butt also passed away recently after battling cancer.
Our thoughts and prayers are with the veteran actor’s family and loved ones during this difficult time. May his soul rest in peace.
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