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