ISLAMABAD, Sept 23: Jehangir A. Khan, a man of varied careers from a journalist to a film actor to a bureaucrat, died here on Monday.
He was one-and-a-half months shy of his 87th birthday.
Mr Khan, who started of as a journalist, entered the film industry acting in several films before joining the civil service.
He was born in Lahore on November 8, 1926, but spent most of his childhood in Srinagar, Kashmir.
He started working as a journalist in 1947 and was the special correspondent of Civil and Military Gazette. He also remained associated with Daily Mail (London, UK).
Khan had the honour of working in the first Pakistani film Teri Yaad released in 1948.
He also acted in the blockbuster Chanway in 1951and the famous song Mundia Sialkotia, Teray Mukhray Da Kala Kala Til Wey sung by Madam Noor Jehan was picturised on him.
On the instruction of his mother he left the film industry and joined civil service.
He served on prominent posts, having remained secretary of information, development and inter-provincial coordination.
He also wrote a book on Pakistan Television titled ‘PTV’ and retired from civil service in 1976.
Mr Khan’s son, Daniyal, told Dawn that his father had purchased a farmhouse spread over three acres near Lehtrar Road and named it ‘Raziaabad’ after his mother.
He was buried in the same farmhouse besides his mother on Monday. His Rasm-e-Qul will be held on Wednesday at 4:30pm at the farmhouse.
The deceased leaves behind a widow Rehana J. A. Khan, three daughters – Alia Mubarika Khan, Madina Munawara Khan and Razia Sultana Khan – and four sons Mohammad Mishal Attaullah Khan, Mohammad Shamyl Bakht Khan, Kamil Bayan Khan and Mohammad Daniyal Kublai Khan.
Kamil Bayan Khan said his father was universally admired and could be outspoken when necessary, adding that he loved and took pride in his family and country.
He will always be remembered as a thoughtful, kind and caring person and father, Mr Kamil said.