Legendary Comedian, Writer Athar Shah Jaidi Passes Away

Legendary comedian, poet and writer Athar Shah Khan Jaidi passed away in Karachi on Sunday, media reported. He was under treatment at a local hospital after suffering a stroke.

Athar Khan performed in numerous plays and drama serials during his career that spanned for three decades. He entertained television audience for several years both as artist, poet and writer.

In late 80s, he played the famous character of Jaidi in a play which was aired on television increasing his popularity among both the elders and youngers.

Jaidi started his career as a writer from Radio Pakistan and wrote at least 700 plays during his entertainment career.

One of his hit serials was Jedi ke sang. His other popular drama serials during 1970s and 1990s include Intezar Farmaiay, Lakhon mein teen, Ba adab ba mulahiza hoshiyar and Haye jaidi.

He was awarded Pride of Performance by Government of Pakistan for his services.

He leaves behind a widow and four sons.

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