‘Pakistan has lost its voice’: Celebrities, activists and journalists mourn the loss of Zia Mohyeddin
Actor, producer, director and TV broadcaster Zia Mohyeddin passed away in Karachi on Monday. His death sent shockwaves through Pakistanis as netizens called it the end of an era.
According to his family, the internationally renowned artist and President Emeritus of the National Academy of Performing Arts (Napa) was ill and on life support. He was 91 at the time of his death. The legend was awarded the Hilal-e-Imtiaz, the second-highest civilian honour in the country, in 2012 for his contribution to the field of art.
Activists Nighat Dad, Ali Abbas Zaidi and Haider Mehdi talked about the “huge loss” Pakistan has suffered after losing Mohyeddin.
Journalists Umer Bin Ajmal, Azhar Abbas and Beena Sarwar considered themselves lucky to have met the great man in their lifetimes.
Singer Salman Ahmed of Junoon said Mohyeddin’s death has left a huge void.
Celebrities also paid tribute to the late actor-director.
RJ Anoushey Ashraf and actor Tooba Siddiqui mourned the “massive loss”.
Actor Yasir Hussain said Pakistan has lost its voice with Mohyeddin’s death.
Actors Junaid Khan, Sami Khan, Adnan Malik and Zhalay Sarhadi offered prayers for the deceased.
Actor Mira Sethi posted a photo she had taken of Mohyeddin during rehearsals for King Lear.
May he rest in peace.