ISLAMABAD: Veteran TV actor Jamil Fakhri was remembered on the occasion of his fifth death anniversary on Thursday. Jamil Fakhri was born in Lahore in 1946.
After graduation, he joined the National Bank of Pakistan. He started doing theatre at Wapda Auditorium, Lahore, and at Alhamra with actors like Kamal Ahmed Rizvi, Athar Shah Khan, Ali Ejaz and Nannah. His popular stage plays include Andar Ana Mana Hai, Zuban Daraz and Lahore Bypass.
He was considered among the founding artistes of PTV. Lahore TV producer Yawar Hayat gave him a break in TV plays. His popular TV plays include Tanay Banay, Daldal, Waris, Andhera Ujala, Bandhan and Ek Mauhabat Sau Afsanay.
His role of police inspector Jaffar Husain in PTV play Andhera Ujala became so popular that film director Shabab Kairanvi selected him for big screen.Fakhri acted in more than 50 films. His last play was Dil Day Boohay on PTV in which he acted a couple of weeks before his death.
On May 31,2011, he suffered a stroke, and after five days he breathed his last. He was laid to rest at Ilm Din Shaheed compound at Miani Sahib graveyard in Lahore.