KARACHI: Famous writer and actor Kamal Ahmed Rizvi, 85, who played legendary character of Allan of the memorable sitcom ‘Alif Noon’, has passed away today evening after protracted illness, which is the second biggest tragedy of this era for Pakistani industry after Moin Akhter.
Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif has expressed deep grief over the sad demise of the renowned artist.
He paid tributes to performance of the artist in his professional field and prayed for the departed soul.
Information Minister Pervaiz Rashid has also expressed condolence over the sad demise.
He was a promising multi talented writer, director, translator, editor and even a painter with a jolly personality. One of the founding fathers of theater in Pakistan got his first acting stint when Zia Mohyeddin staged Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar for BBC Urdu.
This paved the way for him to take up plentiful theater ventures and subsequently, television. Here, he met the Hardy to his Laurel, Rafi Khawar. The stand-up duo ruled PTV for years.
Khawar’s suicide broke Rizvi’s back and given the sensitivity of the issue, he chose not to discuss it. During his time at PTV, many growing actors carved their own slots under his guidance.