ISLAMABAD, Sep 17 (APP):The Presidential Pride of Performance Award winner, talented actor of stage, TV and radio, a writer and poet Iftikhar Qaiser’s first death anniversary was observed on Monday.
According to a report aired by a private news channel, Iftikhar Qaisar died on 17 September 2017 in Peshawar after protracted illness. He was suffering from diabetes and related health complications.
He had been under treatment for a week in Peshawar’s Lady Reading Hospital.
He acted in Urdu, Pashto and Hindko dramas of Pakistan Television for more than 40 years and was the recipient of several accolades.
He died at the age of 61 leaving five of his children and a widow to mourn and wonder who is going to support them now.
Iftikhar Qaiser had resigned from his job long time ago as a building inspector at town municipal administration to make his passion his profession.
And he did get a lot of recognition as he was known for his dialogue, “Ab Mai Boloon Keh Na Boloon” from Mukhtar Ali Nayyar’s comedy Hindhko show on state-run television in late 80s and 90s.
He also received the President’s Pride of Performance Award for his outstanding performance.