Popular Pakistani actor-writer Athar Shah Khan 'Jedi' passes away

Athar Shah Khan 'Jedi', Pakistani actor, Radio Pakistan

Karachi - He began his career at Radio Pakistan as a writer and had 700 plays under his belt over the course of 20 years.



By Agencies

Published: Sun 10 May 2020, 1:43 PM

Last updated: Sun 10 May 2020, 3:45 PM

Renowned actor, writer and poet Athar Shah Khan passed away in Karachi on Sunday. He was 77.

Khan had been ill for some time and passed away after suffering a stroke. He is survived by his wife and four sons.

Known popularly as Jedi, Khan had been a prominent name on television as well as in country's literary circles since the past several years.

He began his career at Radio Pakistan as a writer and had 700 plays under his belt over the course of 20 years, with his most popular serial being 'Jedi Ke Sang'.

He shot to fame with his iconic portrayal of Jedi on PTV which was widely loved by the audience and made him a household name in the country.

His other popular work includes 'Hello Hello', 'Intezar Farmaiay', 'Lakhon Mein Teen', 'Ba Adab Ba Mulahiza Hoshiyar', 'Hai Jedi' among others.

In 2001, he was awarded the Pride of Performance by the Government of Pakistan.


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