Veteran Pakistani actor, Farooq Zameer, passed away on Thursday, at the age of 76.
The legendary actor started his career in the 60s and rose to fame with his plays like Guriya, Shamail and ‘Suragh-i-Zindagi’. He has also been working for private drama channels. One of the most successful dramas of his career was ‘Mukammal and Mahira’.
He passed away after a protracted illness at the Combined Military Hospital, Lahore. According to Dawn, funeral prayers for the late actor will be offered on Saturday on the return of one of his sons from the US. He left behind a widow, three sons and a daughter.
Pakistani artists and scholars expressed over the demises of one of the finest actors of Pakistan.
VERY SAD NEWS.
Our great actor Farooq Zameer sahab just passed away.
May his soul rest in peace.
— Faysal Qureshi ?? (@faysalquraishi) February 23, 2017
Farooq Zameer passes away. Great actor, the epitome of desi class and elegance pic.twitter.com/Sz3SMd5DZQ
— Fasi Zaka (@fasi_zaka) February 23, 2017