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Renowned comedic actor of television, theatre and film, Moin Akhtar is no more. He had been suffering from heart ailment since several years.

Moin Akhtar also served showbiz in Pakistan as a film director, singer, writer and anchor. After working in television plays and theatre, he was a part of a very popular team that comprised of Anwar Maqsood, Behroz Sabzwari and Bushra Ansari.

Eid Train, Half Plate, Aangan Terha, Burns Road to Kemari, and Rosy were his plays of finest performance, while Yes Sir, No Sir was his popular TV show.

The government of Pakistan awarded him a Pride of Performance and Sitar-e-Imtiaz for his services in performing arts. – Photos by White Star.


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Saqib and Shehna Apr 22, 2011 09:30pm
The whole nation is in sorrow. A great versatile actor ever born in Pakistan. We always enjoyed his plays and stage shows with enthusiasm. May Allah grant his family the courage to bear this important loss.
Waqas Khan Apr 22, 2011 09:36pm
May Allah make it easy for him in the hereafter !!!!!!!! He was definitely the best actor Pakistan has ever produced and his talent will not be matched anytime soon. I'm deeply saddened and I'm sure most of the Pakistani community across the world shares this sentiment. He was the one actor, one performer, one comedian, who always created new personas and consistently put smiles on the viewers faces. May Allah ease the pain of loss on his family and friends. Ameen
shazeen shamim Apr 22, 2011 09:37pm
literally it was a shocking news, i have no words to express him. may allah bless him. ameen!
Waqas Apr 22, 2011 09:44pm
Sad moment ... a great loss ... Moin Akhtar ... may the Almighty gives you a high place in paradise. You brought smile on the faces of a lot of people (worldwide). May the Almighty give your family the courage to cope with this loss ... you'll live forever in the hearts of people. May Allah bless you and your loved ones
akmalkhan Apr 22, 2011 10:49pm
Alas, so sorry for the very tragic death of our legend. Heros like him are born in centuries. Pakistan has been deprived from one of the talented artist and the gap is not likely to be filled in near future. God bless MOIN AKHTAR. Amen
Najam Apr 22, 2011 10:49pm
A very tragic day for the world of entertainment. The best and most versatile comedy actor of all times of the world who made people happy all through our lives finally left us in a big tragedy. I am going to be missing him as lon as I live. Najam
rob Apr 22, 2011 11:06pm
You will be dearly missed. RIP MA
maqbool khwaja Apr 22, 2011 11:37pm
he was an artist with rare qualities
Abeer Khan Apr 23, 2011 12:08am
Very sad indeed! May Allah bless him! Our condolences to his family and friends. He will always remain in our hearts!
Nehdia Apr 23, 2011 01:18am
May Allah grant him a place in Jannah. Ameen.
Sohaib Apr 23, 2011 03:03am
A true a legend of Pakistan entertainment, has passed today ! Its the end of "An Era"...............may he rest in peace and may Allah bless him ! Ameen !
fruitforbidden Apr 23, 2011 03:38am
Recently, Pakistan has been on the track of losing some of its legendary comedians. Moin Akhter being the biggest name to leave us in utter sadness! Such a loss..
Qadir Apr 23, 2011 05:24am
SIR MOIN AKHTAR. A true iconic legend, the pride of Pakistan, a multi-talented artist and a super star of entertainment industry will be missed dearly. I request the government of Pakistan, the ministry of Arts & culture and as well the Artist Association of Pakistan to honor Moin Akhtar with the title of "SIR". By doing this we would not only honor this great legend but also the people of Pakistan to whom this iconic legend entertained for 4 decades. He was the founder of standup commedy in Pakistan. We should be proud of honournig hin with title SIR MOIN AKHTAR....... We will miss you SIR.
Arisha G Apr 23, 2011 05:45am
Gone too soon. It would seem odd to quote Elton John here but we can say the same about Moin Akhtar that"'your candle burned out long before, your legend ever will"... Inna Lilla wa inna ilaihi ra jeeo'on
A.Razzak Chara Apr 23, 2011 08:48am
Mueen is a hero of every Pakistani... He remain in our heart for years to come. cannot copare any body with him.... He is and he was THE BEST.... all over the world.
Alam Apr 23, 2011 09:11am
Great loss! very sad to hear the shocking news. May bless his soul ameen
Afshan Apr 23, 2011 09:27am
A huge loss, can not be replaced. We will miss him.
farrukh Apr 23, 2011 09:33am
Words can't describe him. He was above everything. We can't say what he was and what he did for us. We won't find anyone like him around us. Let us pray that his family is able to bear this painful loss and may allah rest his soul in peace. I can't return for the happiness that i ever gathered from watching his shows or will watch in the future. I can only pray for him and will do so till the rest of my life. His legend and gifts of happiness will remain with us forever.
Sohail Imran Apr 23, 2011 09:50am
A true legend of 20th and 21st century. Inspiration for not only new but also for great artists. we will miss him a lot. May his soul rest in peace. Ameen
Imran Apr 23, 2011 09:51am
in a country where laughs come rarely... moin's work helped our generation look at the lighter side of things. a great loss... the nations condolences and wishes are with the family
Mubashra Hadi Apr 23, 2011 09:54am
its a great loss for the whole nation. May his soul rest in peace. Ameen!!!
Shahzad Ghaffar Apr 23, 2011 10:58am
An irreparable loss!!!!An awesome versatile performer who had tremendous talent for entertainment.His slapstick humour will always be remembered.
saqib wasim Apr 23, 2011 11:01am
an academy of performing art went down this friday . one of the greatest loss for the industry that has ever been experienced........... may ALLAH bless him with jannat ul firdos....
Athar Abbasi Apr 23, 2011 11:22am
" Truly to ALLAH we belong and truly, to Him we shall return " ( Al Baqra ) And " Whosoever is on it ( the earth ) will perish . And the face of your Lord full of Majesty and Honour will remain forever " ( Ar-Rahman 26&28 ) The news of passing away of Moin Akhtar made me sad ! It is undoubtedly an irreparable loss in all the senses and meanings of the word.For there is not and can not be a replacement of Moin Akhtar.This loss must be unsettling for nation who lost such a loving person.Extend my heartfelt condolences to the bereaved family
samia Apr 23, 2011 11:43am
It a heart breaking new ........ :(
Nasir Apr 23, 2011 11:49am
What happened to Pakistan these days, several Comedians passed away within a short period of time. Sure, Moin is a biggest loss. Please pray for other comedians like Umer Sharif and etc. for long life.
Mohammed Khurshid An Apr 23, 2011 12:11pm
What a great loss, he was Dilip Kumar of Pakistani film, tv and drama industry.There is no one in subcontinent to near about Moin shaeb, waht a loss, I am Indian, I am great fan of late Moin shaeb, what nice actor he was. Allah tala unko Jantul Firdus mein jagah dey (Ameen) aur unke Lawhkeen ko sabar Jamil.
Atta Ur Rahman Memon Apr 23, 2011 01:00pm
Its very sad that a Legendary , versatile artist of stage, tv, film/ performing art has departed to eternal abode, leaving behind the performing art arena and lagacy of family and friends to mourn. I pray, may ALLAH Alomighty keep the departed soul in eternal peace and rest (Aameen). The Stars of the School now learn more from the work, Late Moin Akhtar has been demonstrating since more than forty years.This is the best way to pay tribute to the Great Man.
Sarah Farrukh Apr 23, 2011 04:39pm
he was a great personalty of Pakistan
Nizar Budhwani (Cana Apr 23, 2011 07:04pm
I enjoyed great talent of Moin in his every act since my childhood in Pakistan. I moved to Canada in 1989 and his shows always brought to me memories of my home land. Today I feel as one of my own family member is lost. May Allah rest his soul in eternal peace. Ameen. Life is very short and let us be united and live by examples of such a great legend…Moin will always live in our hearts and forvever..
Nizar Budhwani (Cana Apr 23, 2011 07:07pm
Well Said,,,He will always be the legend and pride of Pakistan...
Saim Apr 23, 2011 11:32pm
In Pakistan heros are few and far between. We can really call him a hero. He respected everyone for which he was respected by everone. He tried to wake the consience by his great humor and wit and was very successful in doing so. He had a very kind heart and is entitled to our respect and prayers.
HAYAT Muhammad Apr 24, 2011 01:25am
Sorrows are spreaded ///
sohail Apr 24, 2011 03:42am
may GOD moeens grave should be peacefull
Asif Sindhi Apr 24, 2011 05:53am
Tear fell of from my eyess for this legend.. what an awesome diamond we have lost :(
miraj Apr 24, 2011 10:44am
Allah moin bhai ko jant ul firdoos mai gaja day.. ameen
Nisa Elahi Apr 24, 2011 10:58am
I was completely shocked when I heard this tragice news. Its really a great loss but every one has to leave this world one day. I loved Moin Akhter and would love him forever. He was the one and only one. He was indeed a versatile actor. May God rest his soul in eternal peace. Aameen
arshad Apr 24, 2011 01:28pm
the real legend moin Akhter is jaise is dunia main bohat kam hain is shaks ny bohat khidmat ki ye pakistan ka taaj pakistan is k naam sy janan jata tha aj hamara pora mulk gum main dooba hua hy, ALLah hum sub k moin akhter ki magfhirat famaye AAMIN
shafqat Apr 24, 2011 02:24pm
Allah Moin Akhtar bai koo janat ul firdoos may jaga dy aur us kee bashree kotaheeyoo ko maf kar dy. us jaisa behtareen adakar aur insan mushkal say paida hota.
Furqan Ali Apr 24, 2011 02:47pm
I have never met him personally and never seen him live, every time I used to watch him was only on the screen but still i am feeling like some one around me is continuously missing now ... :-( I wil never forget this precious personality and a great comedian ... We love Moin Akhtar and he will always remain in our Memories !!
Khalid Mirza Apr 24, 2011 02:51pm
I was really shocked by the news that Moin Akhtar passed away. I am a fan of his comedy, acting, and whatever he did during his span of life. By chance yesterday I was watching a vedio, in which he interviewed Dilip Kumar, i think its in Dubai. Anyhow, its a great loss to PTV and Urdu Speaking people, and Artists in general. His compatriate are Bushra Ansari, and Anwar Maqsud. We have to take out as much out of them as much possible. They are mountains of art, and mines of are. Extract as much as you can. Pray with Allah for rest of soul in paradise.
Khurram from Dubai Apr 24, 2011 04:55pm
Everyone knows his acting and anchoring skills, but I have noticed in his few interviews that he was a true patriot and had a solid point of view about even complex topics and issues facing Pakistan. May ALLAH forgive all his sins and bestow him with the higher ranks of Jannah. Ameen
Naveed ur Rahman Apr 24, 2011 05:47pm
He has been loved for the humor he has provided to us and we will remember him till eternity for that. May his soul rest in peace
Bhatti Apr 24, 2011 06:16pm
Trully a great comedian of Pakistan Television. We will definately mis him in many many years ahead.
lida Apr 25, 2011 04:57am
He was the JAAN of Pakistan TV . PAKISTAN TV is beJAAN now.
ahoor Apr 25, 2011 09:33am
moin bhai you were the only one whose performance is marvelously matchless to any one , well, i, when ever used to be worried of or wanted to get rid of all this, i simply turn on any of your show, mostly loose talk & then my whole world was different, such a charismatic effect you had moin bhai, my tears don't let me to say more, sory.
zonaisha Apr 25, 2011 03:52pm
he was a great personality of Pakistan.
zonaisha Apr 25, 2011 03:54pm
i am so worried MOIN bhai.
Iqbal Butt Apr 25, 2011 08:00pm
Moin Bhai was the Pillar of Pakistani TV and its a great loss of all the Pakistani. He will be alway remembered. I do not have word to express my sorrow but all we can do is pray for him and his family.
erum Apr 26, 2011 05:55am
he was a soul of pakistan....... we missed him......