PESHAWAR: Renowned television writer, director, artist Abdul Rauf Khalid Thursday died in a road accident at motorway while on his way to Sheikhupura.
According to reports, the tyre of his car burst and it crashed into roadside fence, killing Rauf on the spot.
The late actor was the son-in-law of late provincial minister Syed Zafar Ali Shah and brother-in-law of Provincial Minister for Health Syed Zahir Shah. He is survived by a wife two sons and a daughter.
According to the family sources the Namaz-e-Janaza of the deceased will be held after Jumma prayer at the residence of Syed Zahir Ali Shah at Shami Road.
Rauf Khalid was the founder President and Chancellor of the National Institute of Cultural Studies, Lok Virsa Islamabad.
He was known for his Kashmir based patriotic plays. He also worked as an actor in TV and film. Besides, Rauf Khalid was a painter, lyricist, speaker and educationist.
His paintings have been exhibited in the World Fine Art Gallery at New York and the Omma Art Gallery in Crete Greece.
He remained a student Islamia College Peshawar. In 1989, he wrote and partially directed PTV's thriller, Maddar, a seven-episode serial, exposing drug trafficking, from PTV Quetta centre.
In 1991, he wrote Guest House, a 52-episode comedy series that turned out to be a popular comedy series for PTV. In 1995, Rauf Khalid directed, produced and acted in drama serial “Angaar Wadi'.
In 1998 he directed, produced and acted another 27-episode drama serial 'Laag'. In 2003, Rauf Khalid released his debut film Laaj, as (writer, director, producer and actor). The film Laaj won 12 Bolan Awards, 14 Graduate Awards, 4 National Film Awards and Luxstyle Award.
In 2008, Rauf Khalid also produced his third television serial 'Mishaal' as writer and director.