Abb Takk News

KARACHI: Athar Shah Khan, comedian, writer and poet passed away in Karachi early Sunday. He was 77 years old.

He had been ill for a while. Jaidi, as he was popularly known, leaves behind a widow and four sons.

He started his career as a writer for Radio Pakistan and wrote around 700 plays in the span of 20 years.

Athar Shah Khan’s legendary role as “Jaidi” in Intizar Farmaiyay on PTV made him a household name in the country.

The late actor moved from Lahore to Karachi in 1957 and had a Master’s degree in Journalism from the Punjab University.

His other popular work includes Hello Hello, Intezar Farmaiay, Lakhon Mein Teen, Ba Adab Ba Mulahiza Hoshiyar, Haye Haidi among others.

In 2001, he was awarded the Pride of Performance by the Government of Pakistan.