Renowned actor and comedian Masood Khawaja passed away on Monday. His death was confirmed by the medical superintendent of the Holy Family Hospital in Rawalpindi.
Khawaja had been getting treatment at the hospital where he was admitted due to a kidney disease. The actor had earlier appealed to the prime minister and chief minister of Punjab for help.
Founder & CEO of Pakistan Sweet Home, an orphanage for underprivileged orphans, Zummarad Khan was one of the last people to have met the actor. Khan and producer Asma Butt went to visit Khawaja at the hospital while he was sick along with some others.
The comedian's body was shifted to Sweet Home instead of his house from the hospital. He is survived by two daughters, one son and his wife. Butt revealed that because his son studies in England, the funeral time will be decided when he arrives in Pakistan.
Artists from the twin cities have started arriving at Sweet Home to mourn the loss of the comedian.
His fans and well wishers were also saddened by the news and took to Twitter to send him their love and prayers.
One user even posted part of his skit to honour his comedic talent.
He will be missed.