Qazi Wajid, a renowned TV actor and showbiz veteran recently passed away. He was admitted to a hospital after contracting high fever, shortly passing away while undergoing treatment for the same. He was 87 years old at the time of his death.
According to personnel from the hospital where he was admitted, Qazi Wajid suffered chest pain and had a serious fever. On his way to the hospital, he was administered first aid which, unfortunately, did not help his deteriorating condition.
His funeral prayers were held yesterday and he was laid to rest at the Esa Nagri Graveyard in Karachi.
Tributes poured in for Qazi Wajid over and off social media. He was universally loved for the roles he played during his lifetime, with many people recalling his legendary performances in some of the best shows aired on Pakistani television such as the cult-classic Tanhaiyan and Ankahi. His six decade media related career has earned him accolades from all across the globe.
There are only so many artists who’ve been around for generations and could still actively perform.
Qazi Wajid—-gem of a human being and a truly versatile actor. Rest in permanent peace and bliss. Ameen!https://t.co/8zEL5zmjUd
— Syed Talat Hussain (@TalatHussain12) February 11, 2018
Even new artists appreciated the Qazi Wajid’s dedication.
One of my fav personalities #QaziWajid sahib has passed away today. He played my grandfather in my first ever play for ARY. He was supportive, encouraging through all our scenes together. May you get the highest ranks Sir. You were a gem. R.I.P :( pic.twitter.com/L13P3tTjKU
— Armeena 🦋 (@ArmeenaRK) February 11, 2018
— Mahira Khan (@TheMahiraKhan) February 11, 2018
Everyone in the media industry is sad to lose a father figure.
Qazi Wajid sahab. Another great loss. Sad day indeed.
— Ali Zafar (@AliZafarsays) February 11, 2018
Qazi Wajid and Asma Jehangir are no more with us.. What a loss! Rest in Peace Qazi Sahab and Asma Jehangir!!!
— Imran Abbas (@ImranAbbas) February 11, 2018
سینئر ترین اداکار قاضی واجد خالق حقیقی سے جا ملے….
26 مئی 1930 کو لاہور میں پیدا ہونے والے 87 سالہ پاکستان کے… https://t.co/RZaM9jcVev
— Faysal Quraishi (@faysalquraishi) February 11, 2018
— Fahad Mustafa (@fahadmustafa26) February 11, 2018
Two losses, one day.
— VEENA MALIK (@iVeenaKhan) February 11, 2018
It’s a sad day today. We have lost two icons. May their souls rest in peace pic.twitter.com/CQcl6evQSe
— Humayun Saeed (@iamhumayunsaeed) February 11, 2018
Some well-known sports celebrities honored him with their tributes too:
Sad day for Pakistan loosing two icons of our time. Both Qazi Wajid and Asma Jahangir you will be missed. May you rest in peace .
— Wasim Akram (@wasimakramlive) February 11, 2018
— Waqar Younis (@waqyounis99) February 12, 2018
Qazi Wajid sb was gem of a man,last time when I met him with Actor/Comedian Ayaz Khan,he appreciated my work & encouraged me.May Allah rest his soul in peace,Aameen pic.twitter.com/9D4c3Mrqie
— Mirza Iqbal Baig (@mirzaiqbal80) February 12, 2018
— Shoaib Akhtar (@shoaib100mph) February 11, 2018
One of the top actor of our Drama industry and a lovely human being RIP Qazi Wajid . pic.twitter.com/qOFRH7T8pJ
— Muhammad Wasim (@MuhammadWasim77) February 11, 2018
Renowned TV actor Qazi Wajid has passed away. #RIP
— Faizan Lakhani (@faizanlakhani) February 11, 2018
– Qazi Wajid, great artiste & a very kind man. Met him only a month or so back at a friend’s wedding. He was so humble & down to earth .. #RIP
— Asif Khan (@mak_asif) February 11, 2018
Qazi Wajid will continue to live on in the hearts of Pakistani artists in the film industry and his fans. He received the Pride of Performance award in 1988 by the Government of Pakistan, an award that is only reserved for citizens who are exceptionally excellent in their fields.
Some of his most famous evergreen TV dramas that made him a legend were Dhoop Kinare, Ankahi, Marvi, Tanhaiyan, Mehdni Khala Khairan, and Khuda Ki Basti.