Pakistani director Roomi Insha passes away

Pakistani director Roomi Insha passes away

He was known for directing Mannchalay (2009), Mastana Mahi (2011) and more recently, Rasm-E-Duniya (2017)
Updated 16 Oct, 2017

Pakistani director and producer Roomi Insha passed away Monday.

Though details about his death remain unknown, reports circulating on social media suggest the veteran director died of a heart attack.

Insha, who was the son of popular columnist and writer Ibne Insha, was a freelance filmmaker.

Starting his professional career as a graphic designer, Roomi Insha made a move to filmmaking when he discovered his love for the art. In 2003, his name emerged as a capable filmmaker when he made his debut as a director and released a telefilm for the first time.

After becoming a part of the Moomal Productions, Roomi expanded his horizons by stepping into the role of a drama director. He directed acclaimed drama serials such as Najiah, Mannchalay, Tair-e-Lahooti, Mohabbat Ruth Jaye Tou, Mastana Mahi and Mausam all of which were aired on Hum TV.

He also directed Judaai and most recently, Rasm-E-Duniya, which appeared on ARY Digital.

Many from the entertainment fraternity have taken to social media to express their grief:


Abdul Basit Oct 16, 2017 05:41pm
Innalillahay wa Inna Ilaihay Raajioon
Faraz Akhtar Oct 16, 2017 05:49pm
RIP :-( We lost a creative soul and great prrsonality.
Asif A. Shah Oct 16, 2017 05:53pm
Rest in peace. May he find a place in heaven. Ameen.
Mudassir Hussain Azeemabadi Oct 16, 2017 06:09pm
May he rest in peace. (Amen)
Raheel Oct 16, 2017 06:17pm
It's great lose lose. I was really inspired from his kindness. Room Insha was the asset of film industry ... RIP
Zubair Oct 16, 2017 07:02pm
Inna lilla hae wa inna elaihae rajeoon
Mustafa Oct 16, 2017 08:15pm
R.I.P. my friend Roomi. You inspired many and left indelible imprints on the path to portraying life in so many colors through your work, and in so many ways throughout your life. Sad to see you go so soon. May your soul be blessed.
Mrs siddiqi Oct 16, 2017 09:51pm
May his soul rest in peace. Innalillahai in a alaihairajaoon
Arsalan Qavi Oct 17, 2017 04:28am
Too young to die.... RIP
Rainorshine Oct 17, 2017 08:27am
Pakistanis must stop eating unhealthy food. Time to get back to basics. I survived a mild heart attack at the age of 42 and I have two stents in my heart. Since then I have drastically changed my eating habits and have become more active physically. Rest In Peace Mr. Insha.
Nadeem Oct 17, 2017 10:40am
إِنَّا لِلّهِ وَإِنَّـا إِلَيْهِ رَاجِعونَ
Saira Oct 17, 2017 11:57am
Another big loss to the independent art! RIP
M. Emad Oct 19, 2017 07:04pm
Roomi Insha's father popular columnist and writer Ibne Insha supported the Yahya Khan regime.