25 May, 2022

Renowned television, film and radio actor Sajjad Kishwar has died at the age of 89 in Rawalpindi. He had been ill for the past few years. He is survived by a son, two daughters and grandchildren.

His granddaughter Umme Aaman told Dawn that after the death of his daughter last year, Mr Kishwar had been keeping unwell. “He breathed his last on Tuesday afternoon. He was suffering from multiple illnesses,” she said.

His funeral prayers were offered in Shah di Talian Graveyard at Committee Chowk and was laid to rest. A large number of people attended the funeral.

Rawalpindi Arts Council (RAC) Director Waqar Ahmed expressed grief over the sad demise of the senior actor and said Mr Kishwar played a significant role in the industry.

Sajjad Kishwar began his career in Pakistan Television Rawalpindi in 1967, as an actor in drama Raizgari.

Over the course of his career, he performed in 100 films and 1,000 television dramas.

He has received a Tamgha-i-Imtiaz from the government of Pakistan and a Lifetime Achievement Award from Radio Pakistan.

Originally published in Dawn, May 25th, 2022


Me May 25, 2022 10:49am
Very sad
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Integrity May 25, 2022 10:51am
In nah lillahey waina aleyhay rajeyoon ! Late actor Mr Sajjad Kishwar was a talented gentleman.
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Abdul REhman Abbasi May 25, 2022 12:05pm
RIP. Very stylish actor.
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Danial May 25, 2022 12:39pm
Great actor..
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Cye May 25, 2022 12:49pm
Inna lillahe wa inna ilehe rajeoon
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Ed May 25, 2022 01:15pm
Inna Lillahe Wa Inna Elaihe rajioon
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NYS May 25, 2022 01:43pm
After protracted illness passed away Rest In Peace Sajjad Kishwar
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Dr. Salaria, Aamir Ahmad May 25, 2022 02:03pm
What a grave, ghastly, gruesome, grim, gross and great tragedy? Inna Lilla Hay Waa Inna Illehey Rajayoon.
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Abdul Nasir Mughal May 25, 2022 02:27pm
Rest in peace SIr. You were a natural actor.Never giving the feeling that you are acting.
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Taj Ahmad May 25, 2022 02:55pm
RIP to Sajjad Kishwar, Ameen, very vocal voice with good expressions of face now gone from PTV screen.
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Asif May 25, 2022 03:59pm
Growing up in 90s he was the soul of every Islamabad drama. GOOD MANز
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Fast comment May 25, 2022 04:57pm
Sajjad Kishwar was a talented high quality actor. He performed every project in a natural acting, such actor not born in centuries. He will be long remembered. RIP.
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Syed Hasni May 25, 2022 05:35pm
If ever the history of Pakistan Television is written, and a list of the best screenplays written for national television is compiled, Amjad Islam Amjad’s Waris would be among the top three. There was an old man, played by Sajjad Kishwar, imprisoned in his haveli. His guard (Abid Ali) was on a mission to find the killer of his older brother. If we can remember Sajjad Kishwar by that reference only, what a great actor he was. Acclaimed Bollywood script writer and poet Javed Akhtar once called Waris one of the best TV dramas of all time Rest In Peace !
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Ibrahim S May 25, 2022 07:27pm
My deepest condolences to the bereaved family RIP - انا لله و انا اليه راجعون
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Aman May 25, 2022 07:38pm
Inna lillahe wa inna elihe rajoon
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Adnan Mazher Khan May 25, 2022 08:19pm
RIP legend.
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huma zaman May 26, 2022 02:30am
Inna lil lahay wa inna ilahay rajaioon
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AZAM AKBAR May 26, 2022 04:09pm
Rest In Peace.
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