He suffered a brain hemorrhage in 2001 that left him with a speech impairment and was never the same.
The play telecast for almost a decade from 1993 to 2002 and kept children glued to their TV sets.
The Ankahi star believes the performing arts need sponsorships and actors and dancers have to be patronised.
The veteran actor said that amidst overwhelming commercial theatre wave, only the patronisation of the government could lead to a quality theatre revival.
The instrumentalist is one of the last masters of the sarangi, a dying musical instrument in Pakistan.
Entry to the Lahore Arts Council without masks is banned and guests are being asked to follow Covid SOPs.
Secretary Information and Culture Raja Jahangir said the Lahore Arts Council was not meant for such activities.
The celebrated drummer had been battling liver cancer.
The 26th anniversary of one of the most celebrated singers of the country is being observed.
He composed 209 songs in 37 films and most of his songs were sung by Noor Jehan.
Playwright Asghar Nadeem Syed said Shahid was perhaps the last figure from the classical school of acting.
The talent hunt will scout young musicians, artists and more.
Video messages from filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt and singer Rekha Bharadwaj were also screened.
The filmmaker attended Lahore's ThinkFest Day 2 to discuss his award-winning movie.
The veteran star wishes to make her comeback in Pakistan's entertainment industry soon, hopefully with Nadeem Baig!
Celebs including Sarmad Khoosat and Eman Suleman also attended the festival to discuss the future of cinema.
The Deputy Inspector General of Police made his directorial debut with Daal Chawal, which he also wrote and produced
The movie is inspired by true events and shot on actual locations based on an original screenplay.
The evening concluded with awards and a dazzling performance by Azad Theatre.
Jhalli Kithay Jaway is the story of a young bride whose husband moved abroad right after the wedding