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Renowned actor Ghayyur Akhtar passes away

Updated February 07, 2014

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Ghayyur Akhtar. -Screen grab
Ghayyur Akhtar. -Screen grab

LAHORE: Renowned radio, TV and film actor Ghayyur Akhtar passed away after a protracted illness here on Friday.

The actor was suffering from paralysis for last four years. He was shifted to the Services Hospital as his condition deteriorated last night.

Akhtar started his acting career in the 1970s and became a very popular actor in the following decade.

His performances in drama serials such as 'Khawaja and Sons' and 'Sona Chandi' were widely appreciated.

Ghayyur Akhtar was decorated with Pride of Performance Award for outstanding performances throughout his career.

Minister for Information, Broadcasting and National Heritage Senator Pervaiz Rashid expressed his heartfelt condolence over the demise of Ghayoor Akhtar.

In a statement, the minister said Ghayoor was a great artist whose art and work will be remembered by the people for many years to come.

He prayed to God that his soul rests in peace and that his bereaved family would bear the loss with fortitude.