Legendary film and Television actor Rasheed Naz passes away at the age of 73 on Monday after a prolonged illness.
Rasheed’s son Hassan Noman has confirmed the demise, saying his father died at a hospital in Islamabad where he had been receiving treatment. He revealed that the renowned actor had been suffering from various health issues for a long time.
Madiha Rizvi, the daughter-in-law of Rasheed Naz, also took to Instagram and confirmed the actor’s death.
Sharing a throwback photo of the father-in-law, Rizvi said, “Our dearest Baba Rashid Naz Has left this world peacefully this morning. Please recite Surah Fateha for the departed soul.”
Renowned Pakistani actor Rasheed Naz was born in 1948 in Peshawar; Naz started his career in 1971 from Pashto dramas. His acting career spanned decades and across mediums and languages including serials and films in Pashto, Hindku, and Urdu languages.
He shot to fame in 1973 through his stunning performance in the drama serial Aik Tha Gaoun. Besides playing prominent roles in Pashto, Hindko, and Urdu television dramas, he worked for Khuda Zameen Se Gaya Nahin, Inkaar, Ghulam Gardish, Doosra Asmaan, and many more.
There has been an outpouring of grief online over the actor’s demise. Celebrity and his fans have expressed grief over the demise of Rasheed Naz.
Hum TV’s official Instagram account expressed “deepest condolences” on the death of the legendary actor.
Sindhi actress Aqsa Kinjhar Leela Jamali said his death was “a great loss to Pakistani drama industry”.
— Aqsa Kinjhar Leela Jamali (@AqsaLeelaJamali) January 17, 2022
Actors Marwa Hocaine, Hira Mani, and Omar Rana were effusive in their tribute to the senior late actor.