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Khayyam Sarhadi dead

February 03, 2011

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LAHORE, Feb 3: Well-known actor Khayyam Sarhadi died of heart attack here on Thursday. He was about 70.

His daughter said that he suffered the heart attack during the shooting of a drama, and was pronounced dead in a hospital.

Funeral prayers will be held at his residence, 406-DD, Defence Housing Authority, after Juma prayers.

Son of pre-partition film producer and lyricist Zia Sarhadi, Khayyam Sarhadi acted in a number of popular PTV dramas like Man Chale Ka Sauda, Sooraj Key Saath Saath and Deep Se Deep Jale.

Since he was educated in England, he could not read Urdu and had to get his dialogues rendered in Roman.

He first married television actress Atiya Sharaf and then film actress Saiqa. His daughter Zille Sarhadi is an actress and model.

His father was a progressive person who produced three films, Hum Loag, Footpath and Awaz, before the partition. He also wrote lyrics for films like Lal Haveli, Jugnu and Anokha Pyar.