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Legendary Pakistani Actor Qavi Khan Dies at 80


LAHORE MIRROR — Renowned Pakistani actor Qavi Khan passed away in Canada, where he was staying for his treatment, Arts Council Karachi President Muhammad Ahmad Shah confirmed late on Sunday. He was 80.

“Qavi had been unwell recently,” Shah said. He prayed that may God rest the departed soul in eternal peace and grant courage and strength to the members of the bereaved family to bear the irreparable loss with fortitude.

As a nod to the late actor’s prowess and talent, Shah referred to him as a “great actor who had left an indelible mark on the showbiz industry”.

Talking about his achievements, the arts council president said that Khan was honoured with Sitara-e-Imtiaz, PTV Lifetime Achievement award and Lifetime Achievement Award from Radio Pakistan.

Honoured with the President’s Award for Pride of Performance, the charismatic actor worked in around 200 films. He also performed in numerous super hit TV serials, radio and stage dramas.

Meanwhile, family sources said that Qavi Khan’s funeral and burial will take place today (Monday) in Canada. They said that the funeral prayers will be offered after the Zuhr prayer at a mosque in Mississauga, after which the late actor will be buried in Meadowvale Cemetry in Brampton.