Pakistani veteran actor, Rasheed Naz, passed away at the age of 73 on Monday. His family confirmed the reports on Monday morning.
Actress Madiha Rizvi posted the news on her Instagram account. “Our dearest Baba Rashid Naz Has left this world peacefully this morning. Please recite Surah Fateha for the departed soul,” said Rizvi in the post. The funeral prayer of the actor will be held at Charsadda Road Eid Gah at 3 pm.
The actor was born in Peshawar in 1948 and had an illustrious career of 40 years in the entertainment industry of Pakistan. He appeared in several notable projects including Shoaib Mansoor’s Khuda Kay Liye opposite Iman Ali, Fawad Khan, and Shaan Shahid. He also worked in Mahira Khan starrer, Verna.
The demise of the renowned actor Rasheed Naz is a huge loss for Pakistan and the media industry. My condolences go to his family. May Allah grant him a higher rank in Jannah. Aameen. pic.twitter.com/y6ZqH6MizJ
— Abdul Aleem Khan (@aleemkhan_pti) January 17, 2022
He started his career as a television actor in Pushto television play in 1971. His first Urdu play was Aik Tha Gaoon(1973). Naz was part of Pakistan’s first private television play, Dasht. Throughout his career, he worked in several Hindko, Pushto, and Urdu plays. Naz’s first Pushto film was Zama Jang (Meri Jang) in 1988. He made his debut in Lollywood with Syed Noor’s Dakait.
He has been lauded for his roles in Shoaib Mansoor’s movies mentioned above. The actor also had appeared in the famous song, Ishq Muhabbat Apnapan, directed by Shoaib Mansoor.
Pakistan in mourning as legendary actor passes away
Pakistani celebrities and social media users are expressing grief and condolence on the passing away of Rasheed Naz. His fans are paying him a rich tribute by remembering his versatile performances.
Another big jolt to our industry. Rasheed Naz Sahib leaves behind an impressive legacy of work. You will always be remembered as a brilliant actor. May Allah grant you highest place in Jannah. Aameen🙏🏽 pic.twitter.com/X7AtpzK0sE
— Adnan Siddiqui (@adnanactor) January 17, 2022
May ALLAH rest Rasheed Naz sab's soul in peace & give his family & friends enough strength to cope with this loss. He was one of remarkable Pashto,Hindko & Urdu language actors of Pakistan. His work in Shoaib Mansoor's Khuda Kay Liye was outstanding. pic.twitter.com/BvFCuGGJRV
— Faisal Javed Khan (@FaisalJavedKhan) January 17, 2022
“May ALLAH rest Rasheed Naz sab’s soul in peace & give his family & friends enough strength to cope with this loss. He was one of the remarkable Pashto, Hindko & Urdu language actors of Pakistan. His work in Shoaib Mansoor’s Khuda Kay Liye was outstanding,” wrote senator Faisal Javed Khan on Twitter.