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Pakistan's veteran TV actor, Qazi Wajid, dead at 87

AP  |  Islamabad 

Qazi Wajid, one of Pakistan's veteran television actors and radio entertainers, has died in the southern port city of He was 87.

was hospitalised last night for chest pain and died this morning.

Born in 1930 in the eastern city of Lahore, he started his carrier as and remained attached to the "sound box" until television was introduced in in 1964.

won a presidential medal for his achievement in the field of radio and television dramas in 1988.

In television dramas, performed a wide variety of characters, both comedians and serious. His colleagues referred to him as the "academy."

He is survived by his wife and a daughter.

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First Published: Sun, February 11 2018. 19:05 IST