KARACHI: Legendry, veteran writer, comedian, actor and poet Athar Shah Khan passed away last Sunday and laid to rest in a local graveyard. He was 77 and under treatment at a local hospital after suffering a stroke. The artist – who had been dealing with a prolonged illness – suffered a stroke.
Known as Jaidi, he had remained a prominent figure in the industry since he began his career in Radio Pakistan. He has written over 700 plays, including his iconic hit, Jedi Ke Sang. His performance in Intezar Farmaiye is another which many cannot forget.
Many fans and followers have taken to Twitter to pay tribute to the artist, while also remembering his works.
During his carried spanned over three decades, Athar Khan performed in numerous plays and drama serials and entertained television audience for several years both as artist, poet and writer. In late 80s, he played the famous character of Jaidi in a play which was aired on television increasing his popularity among both the elders and youngers.
Jaidi started his career as a writer from Radio Pakistan and wrote at least 700 plays during his entertainment career. One of his hit serials was Jedi ke sang. His other popular drama serials during 1970s and 1990s include IntezarFarmaiay, Lakhonmein teen, Ba adabbamulahizahoshiyar and Hayejaidi.
He was awarded Pride of Performance by Government of Pakistan for his services. Athar Shah has left behind a widow and four sons.