Pakistani artist Moin Akhtar passes away

Akhtar, a legendry comedian, film and TV artiste, died following cardiac arrest in Karachi on Friday

Moin Akthar one of Pakistan’s best-known television, stage and film artistes died of a heart attack on Friday.

He was 61 and is survived by his father wife, three daughters and two sons, reported  Pakistani media.

His 40-year career showcased his extraordinary versatility as a comedian, host and film and television actor.

According to family sources, Akhtar was taking a bath when he felt severe pain in his chest. He died while being taken to hospital, reported Pakistani media.

Moin Akhtar, born on December 24, 1950, was the only member of his family who took up acting as profession.

Akhtar rose to fame and won popular acclaim for his performance in TV serial 'Intizar Farmaiye'. His famous TV serials included 'Dollar Man', 'Makan No 47', 'Half Plate', 'Family 93', 'Bundar Road Se Kemari', and 'Such Much'. He also hosted a large number of talk shows, musical functions and other programmes.

Besides being a television, film and stage actor, as well as a comedian, impersonator and a host, Moin was also a playwright, singer, film director and a producer.

During his illustrious career as an actor, Moin won numerous awards at home and abroad including Pakistan’s Pride of Performance and Sitara-e-Imtiaz.

Fluent in several languages, including English, Bengali, Sindhi, Punjabi, Memon, Pushto and Gujarati, Moin had a following not only in Pakistan but in India, too.

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