It has been two years since Pakistan lost Moin Akhtar and yet he is remembered by thousands who only met him through the flickering screens of their television sets for over three decades.

A great comedian as well as a talented actor, Akhtar is perhaps best remembered for his roles in Half Plate, Aangan Terha, Rozy, Loose Talk and Fifty Fifty. 

In this video Dawn.com speaks to the two men who worked with him closely, Anwar Maqsood and Qazi Wajid. - Reporter Sadia Ameen, video by Muhammad Umar

 

It has been two years since Pakistan lost Moin Akhtar and yet he is remembered by thousands of citizens, who only met him through the flickering screens of their television sets for over three decades.<br /> <br /> A great comedian as well as a talented actor, Akhtar is perhaps best remembered for his roles in Half Plate, Aangan Terha, Rozy, Loose Talk and Fifty Fifty. <br /> <br /> In this video Dawn.com speaks to the two men who worked with him closely, Anwar Maqsood and Qazi Wajid. – Reporter Sadia Ameen, vi

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Kashif
Apr 22, 2013 12:16pm
Moin, for me you were the best Pakistan had to offer. I hope your monument/statue will stand proudly one day, at a busy street junction or in a park or gardens so that our coming generations learn of you and search for your work on DVDs, youtube, etc.
Ahmed bandukda
Apr 23, 2013 02:04am
Yes, I remember Moin as he was my cousins friend. I used to see him when he was doing jokes here n there. Then he started doing his part at wedding functions and gradually started getting popular. But it was PTV where he really got the fame. His acting was classic. Jokes were great. He excelled in hosting. He was an actor/ performer where nobody can match him. The gap cannot be filled. He was a legend.
Zaman
Apr 22, 2013 12:19pm
Very saddening... While he was much adored in his lifetime too, no doubt, I guess it was still somehow not enough justice done to this great fella!
Shahid
Apr 22, 2013 11:32pm
We need to make a school for actors and name it after Moin Akhtar. Should have scholarships to the needy but talented actor/actresses. By this action we will start paying back to Moin all he has done for us.
Adil
Apr 22, 2013 12:40pm
May ALLAH grant him Jannat ul Firdous! Ameen!
S a m i S a a y e r (@SamiSaayer)
Apr 22, 2013 07:36pm
beautiful. just one correction though. the first misra of that sher is ZAMANA BARAY SHAUQ SE SUN RAHA THA. wrongly put in the end.
Saqib
Apr 23, 2013 07:50am
I am one of the guys he helped in need and I am proud to know him personally. Love Moin Bhai.. we miss you I hope The Biography you were writing Publishes one day, I am privileged to read starting chapters. RIP
Such bolo
Apr 22, 2013 06:04pm
Yes indeed man like him born once in a long while. May ALLAH give him place in Jannah Ameen
debater
Apr 22, 2013 03:41pm
Best ever
Salma
Apr 22, 2013 11:48am
:'(
AA
Apr 22, 2013 04:00pm
my all time favourite
Ahmed Qureshi
Apr 22, 2013 02:55pm
Great Actor and human-being. His name will be remembered on the earth and heavens. Not all actors are so humble and down to earth like him. He was an all-rounder. Acting was so hilarious, that no one can ever or will be his substitute. Can' t believe somebody has stripped the flower from its roots?
Rahman
Apr 22, 2013 05:12pm
Inshallah he is being the life of the party wherever he is. He was among the few who made you hopeful about Pakistan because through it all, he always managed to make us laugh. May Allah grant him maghfirah.