Qazi Wajid

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Qazi Wajid
Born26 May 1944[1]
DiedFebruary 11, 2018(2018-02-11) (aged 73)
NationalityPakistan
OccupationActor
RelativesFazila Kaiser (daughter)
Kaiser Khan Nizamani (son-in-law)

Qazi Wajid (Urdu: قاضی واجد‎) (26 May 1930 – 11 February 2018) was a Pakistani actor.[2][3][4] Some of his famous works include Tanhaiyaan, Dhoop Kinare, Mehndi, Khuda Ki Basti and Ankahi.[5] He died in Karachi on 11 February 2018.[3]

After 25 years on radio, he resigned and performed as an actor[6], joining television in 1966, and for his contributions in the field, he was eventually awarded the Pride of Performance Award in 1988 by the Government of Pakistan.[7]

In a career spanning more than 50 years, he did "more than 1,200 dramas as a staff artist for Radio Pakistan since 1977, and more than 500 dramas for TV."[8]

Personal life[edit]

Born Qazi Abdul Wajid Ansari, his birthplace is the Gwalior state and the year is 1944, as he himself stated in one of his last interviews.[2] His family, including five siblings (three brothers and two sisters), moved to Pakistan after the partition of 1947.[9][10][11]

Career[edit]

He began his career by joining Radio Pakistan as a child artiste in 1956.[12]

Death[edit]

Qazi Wajid died of a heart attack on February 11, 2018 in Karachi.[13][14] He was 73 years old.[12][15][16]See also

Awards[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ahmed, Saqib (19 April 2019). "Qazi Wajid". Oye Yeah. Retrieved 19 October 2019.
  2. ^ a b Omair Alavi (12 February 2018), "OBITUARY: QAZI WAJID’S LAST ACT SADDENS FANS", Dawn News. Retrieved 19 March 2019.
  3. ^ a b "Renowned actor Qazi Wajid passes away". DAWN.COM. 11 February 2018. Retrieved 19 March 2019.
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  5. ^ "5 most famous performances by Qazi Wajid" (11 February 2018), The Express Tribune. Retrieved 7 February 2019.
  6. ^ "Qazi Wajid". Profilepk.com. Retrieved 22 August 2012.
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  8. ^ "Reminiscing with Qazi Wajid" (6 October 2007), The News. Retrieved 7 February 2019.
  9. ^ "Veteran actor Qazi Wajid passes away in Karachi" (11 February 2018), Geo News. Retrieved 7 February 2019.
  10. ^ "Veteran actor Qazi Wajid passes away" (11 February 2018), SomethingHaute. Retrieved 7 February 2019.
  11. ^ Fouzia Nasir Ahmad (1 October 2017), "THE TUBE", Dawn News. Retrieved 7 February 2019.
  12. ^ a b Mushtaq, Rabia (2 December 2017). "Qazi Wajid - tales of a blue-eyed boy". Mag The Weekly. Karachi.
  13. ^ "Veteran actor Qazi Wajid passes away". The Express Tribune. Retrieved 11 February 2018.
  14. ^ Press, Associated (11 February 2018). "Pakistan's veteran TV actor, Qazi Wajid, dead at 87". Washington Post. ISSN 0190-8286. Retrieved 23 February 2018.
  15. ^ Entertainment. "Veteran actor Qazi Wajid passes away | Entertainment". thenews.com.pk. Retrieved 11 February 2018.
  16. ^ "Renowned actor Qazi Wajid passes away - Pakistan". Dawn.Com. 18 December 2017. Retrieved 11 February 2018.
  17. ^ "Nation mourns Qazi Wajid's death" (11 February 2018), The Express Tribune.