Veteran actor Rashid Naz passes away at 73

Veteran actor Rashid Naz passes away at 73

The actor had been suffering from health issues for some time.
Updated 17 Jan, 2022

Veteran actor Rashid Naz, who worked in a multitude of Pakistani films and television serials throughout his career, passed away at the age of 73 in Islamabad on Monday morning.

The actor's death was confirmed by his family. His daughter Madiha Rizvi posted the news on her Instagram account.

The actor had been suffering from health issues for a long time.

Naz's son Hasan Noman said the veteran actor had been suffering from several health issues for a long time and had been receiving treatment at a hospital in Islamabad where he passed away on Monday morning. The actor's body was brought to Peshawar for his funeral which was held today (Monday) at an eidgah on Charsadda Road. His funeral was attended by many members of the showbiz fraternity.

Naz was born in 1948 in Peshawar and began his career by acting in a Pashto drama in 1971. He rose to fame in 1973 through his stellar performance in the drama Aik Tha Gaoun. Apart from Pashto dramas, Naz also worked in Hindko and Urdu projects for television. The dramas he has acted in include Khuda Zameen Se Gaya Nahin, Inkaar, Ghulam Gardish, Doosra Asmaan and many more.

There has been an outpouring of grief online over the actor's demise. HUM TV's official Instagram shared a special post in remembrance of the veteran actor.

Celebrities Hira Mani, Mawra Hocane and Omair Rana also expressed their grief over the news.

"Such a wonderful happy soul," Hocane commented. "May Allah bless him to be amongst his closest ones."

Rana addressed Naz's family and wished them "ease from pain" in this difficult time.

Actor Yasir Hussain posted a tribute to Naz on Instagram.

Actor Mirza Gohar Rasheed posted a prayer for him on Instagram Stories.

PTI politician Abdul Aleem Khan also shared a few words in remembrance of the veteran actor.

Netizens offered prayers for the departed actor and condolences to his family.

Our deepest condolences go out to the actor's family.


Waseem Ahmad Jan 17, 2022 11:58am
Rashid Naz was an incredible actor. May his soul rest in peace !
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Fan Jan 17, 2022 12:17pm
Rest in peace. Many childhood memories attached with your work that I watched on PTV. May you have eternal peace.
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BeFrugal Jan 17, 2022 12:20pm
An excellent actor .. watched his dramas on PTV and others on and off. Always did justice to the characters he played. RIP!
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Imran khan Jan 17, 2022 12:33pm
RIP what a beautiful face and beautiful actor
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Eb Raar Jan 17, 2022 12:35pm
RIP.. Still remember his dialogue (India aik pareshaan mulk hai) from Bollywood movie "Baby"..
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NYS Jan 17, 2022 01:04pm
Our deep condolence to grieved The real actor he was
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Malik Ji Jan 17, 2022 01:16pm
May his soul rest in peace.
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Dr. Salaria, Aamir Ahmad Jan 17, 2022 03:19pm
What a grave, grim, grisly, gruesome and great tragedy? Inna Lilla Hay Waa Inna Illehey Rajayoon.
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AZAM AKBAR Jan 17, 2022 03:31pm
Rest In Peace.
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Sami Jan 17, 2022 03:42pm
A legend actor!
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Pakistani Jan 17, 2022 05:34pm
Rest In Peace sir! I grew up watching your dramas and films!! A great loss to Pakistan and drama and film industry.
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Common Man Jan 17, 2022 05:46pm
He was a great actor! May his soul rest in peace.
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ST Jan 17, 2022 06:13pm
An excellent actor. In'aa lillahi wa ina ilehi rajiu'un
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Zainul Abedin Jan 17, 2022 06:32pm
An excellent actor we will miss you. Rest In Peace.
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Ehsan Jan 17, 2022 07:57pm
Class actor underappreciated
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nk Jan 17, 2022 08:05pm
Slowly and gradually we are loosing the greats of the PTV era . Every soul has to leave this world let us pray for this great actor that may he be blessed with the best of the hereafter.
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haris Jan 17, 2022 08:53pm
Inna lillahe wa inna elleh rajioun. May he rest in heavens. Rashid Naz sahab was a beloved artists in Urdu, Pushto Television.
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Ramay Jan 17, 2022 09:11pm
RIP Rashid Naz was a great versatile actor of TV and silver screen,a great loss of the drama culture.
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Taj Ahmad Jan 18, 2022 02:27am
RIP to a great Pakistani Veteran actor, You will be missed Sir.
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Ahmad Jan 18, 2022 03:05am
I liked him in BABY, didn’t know he was pakistani
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Malang Jan Jan 18, 2022 03:32am
Sad to hear
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