TORONTO/ISLAMABAD: Qavi Khan, a renowned Pakistani showbiz personality, died in Canada after a long illness. He was 80.
According to a statement from Arts Council President Muhammad Ahmed Shah, who also confirmed the actor’s death, the veteran Pakistani actor had been undergoing treatment in Canada for a number of health conditions.
Qavi Khan, one of the country’s most admired and revered actors, was awarded the Nishan-i-Imtiaz, Pakistan’s highest civil award, for his outstanding achievements to the entertainment industry. He had a long show business career that spanned more than four decades, and he demonstrated his artistic brilliance in all forms of entertainment, including radio, theatre, film, and television.
Qavi Khan was awarded the Nigar Prize as well as the Pride of Performance Award.
Khan, a Peshawar native, began acting in the 1960s and quickly rose to prominence due to his outstanding talent and dedication to his craft. He was well-known for his moving performances, which frequently captivated audiences.
Over his career, Khan appeared in a variety of well-known TV dramas, including “Indhera Ujala,” “Dhoop Kinare,” “Ankahi,” “Tanhaiyan,” and “Humsafar,” among many others. He was also well-known in the theatre scene, having appeared in several plays over his career.
Khan has made a huge and irreversible contribution to Pakistani show business. His departure has left the country and its entertainment industry in deep sadness.
When word of his death spread, coworkers, supporters, and admirers from all around the world conveyed their condolences.