LAHORE: The first death anniversary of renowned television host and film star Tariq Aziz is being observed today (Thursday).
Tariq Aziz was born in Jalandhar on April 28, 1936. After partition, his family migrated to Pakistan and settled in Sahiwal.
Tariq Aziz kicked off his career with Radio Pakistan in the 1960s and later became Pakistan s first television host.
He became popular from his famous program Neelam Ghar which started in 1974 and later renamed as Tariq Aziz Show that continued for four decades.
He appeared in a number of movies including Chiragh Kahan Roshni Kahan, Salgirah, Qasam Us Waqt Ki, Katari, Haar Gaya Insan and Insaniyat.
He was also a writer and poet. He was awarded Pride of Performance Award by the Government of Pakistan in 1994 for his services to the entertainment industry. Tariq Aziz passed away in Lahore on June 17, 2020 at the age of 84 due to cardiac arrest.