ISLAMABAD, Nov 23 (APP): The 4th death anniversary of renowned Pakistani actor, film maker, television writer and director, Abdul Rauf Khalid will be observed throughout country on Tuesday.
Rauf Khalid, born on December 19, 1957, was an ex-serviceman and bureaucrat. The late actor was the son-in-law of late provincial minister Syed Zafar Ali Shah and brother-in-law of Provincial Minister for Health Syed Zahir Shah. He was survived by a wife, two sons and a daughter. He worked in films and television plays. He was known for his Kashmir based patriotic plays. He also worked as an actor in TV and film. Besides, Rauf Khalid was a painter, lyricist, speaker and educationist.
His paintings have been exhibited in the World Fine Art Gallery at New York and the Omma Art Gallery in Crete Greece. He was the founder President and Chancellor of the National Institute of Cultural Studies, Lok Virsa Islamabad.
He remained a student of Islamia College Peshawar.
In 1989, he wrote and partially directed PTV’s thriller, Maddar, a seven-episode serial, exposing drug trafficking, from PTV Quetta centre.
In 1991, he wrote Guest House, a 52-episode comedy series that turned out to be a popular comedy series for PTV.
In 1995, Rauf Khalid directed, produced and acted in drama serial “Angaar Wadi’.
In 1998 he directed, produced and acted another 27-episode drama serial ‘Laag’. In 2003, Rauf Khalid released his debut film Laaj, as (writer, director, producer and actor). The film Laaj won 12 Bolan Awards, 14 Graduate Awards, 4 National Film Awards and Luxstyle Award. In 2008, he also produced his third television serial ‘Mishaal’ as writer and director.
He died in age of 53, on November 24, 2011, in a traffic accident near
Sheikhupura as he was coming to Islamabad from Lahore via motorway.