Writer and comedian Athar Shah Khan passes away

Sad demise

A veteran actor, writer, poet and comedian Athar Shah Khan (aka Jaidi) passed away in Karachi at the age of 77 after prolonged illness. According to news reports, Khan had been ill for some time and suffered from a stroke. He is remembered by the iconic character Jaidi in Haye Jaidi on PTV. However, the legendary actor made his first appearance as Jaidi in Intezar Farmaiyay. Some of his most memorable work includes Hello Hello, Intezar Farmaiay, Lakhon Mein Teen, Ba Adab Ba Mulahiza Hoshiyar, Burger Family, Haye Jaidi, Jaidi in Trouble. Not just a writer and an actor, Khan was contributed to films and he was a poet as well. In 2001, he was awarded the Pride of Performance by the Government of Pakistan.