One of the most renowned TV hosts, Tariq Aziz, has passed away earlier today in Lahore at the age of 84. His iconic show, Neelam Ghar or Tariq Aziz Show, was one of the most-watched TV shows of PTV’s golden era.
The Jalandhar-born anchor was awarded the Pride of Performance Award in 1992 for his services to the entertainment industry in the country. Tariq Aziz’s show started back in 1974 and continued to impart useful knowledge to everyone watching for over four decades on PTV.
On his passing, social media users are extending their condolences to the bereaved’s family. Twitter is full of messages of love and prayers for the departed soul. Prime Minister, Imran Khan, has also extended his condolences on the great loss.
Saddened to learn of the passing of Tariq Aziz, an icon in his time and a pioneer of our TV game shows. My condolences and prayers go to his family.
— Imran Khan (@ImranKhanPTI) June 17, 2020
Let’s have a look at what people are saying about Tariq Aziz’s demise:
— Javed Miandad ?? (@I_JavedMiandad) June 17, 2020
1936-2020: An era of ethics, knowledge, sober conduct, culture,norms,the most civilised representation of a true human,comes to an end.
#TariqAziz a Legend who had groomed more than three generations of Pakistanis.The knowledge we gained from Neelam Ghar is still in our memories pic.twitter.com/3ym1Uw9NrW
— Farzana Shah (@Jana_Shah) June 17, 2020
An intelligent man with inspiring words and attractive audience who was the host of the most beautiful Show of all the time "Neelam Ghar" first aired on 1974 on PTV, has left the world
إِنَّا لِلّهِ وَإِنَّـا إِلَيْهِ رَاجِعو ن#TariqAziz pic.twitter.com/hkmp8LnoG4
— Shahroz Tufail (@shahroz_tufail) June 17, 2020
Tariq Aziz passed away. Almost all of us grew up watching his famous Neelam Ghar show on PTV. Rest in peace legend – #TariqAziz
— Wajahat Kazmi (@KazmiWajahat) June 17, 2020
Inna lillahi wa inna ilayhi raji'un#TariqAziz was the beginning of Ptv. An epitome of knowledge and talent. I am speechless and my heart sank reading the news… I met him twice during our programs. He was extraordinary. A real star of Pakistan… ?? pic.twitter.com/73jQupjlQv
— SYEDA TUBA AAMIR (@TubaAtweets) June 17, 2020
— Neelum Yousaf (@neelumusaf24) June 17, 2020
— Allergy (@its__muneeb) June 17, 2020
He defeated Imran Khan in 1996 elections as well.
— Ali Raza (@AliRazaTweets) June 17, 2020
— Shoaib Akhtar (@shoaib100mph) June 17, 2020
Legend is, what legend does. He served us all. For so so long. Pakistan is indebted to you Tariq Aziz Sir. Truly, the end of an era.
May Allah bless you. My condolences to his family and all of Pakistan. ??♥️??#TariqAziz pic.twitter.com/kRflbgrfVu
— Mahira Khan (@TheMahiraKhan) June 17, 2020
Rest in peace Tariq Aziz Sahab. You gave us an era. A childhood full of memories. You gave us gifts and so much more. We forget our heroes too soon. But I am confident you shall never be forgotten. Such was your presence. #RIP #TariqAziz https://t.co/xMNGO29P7s
— Ali Zafar (@AliZafarsays) June 17, 2020
— Raheel Khan (@RaheelNama) June 17, 2020
Heavens today :
"Dekhti ankhon, sunte kanon ko Tariq aziz ka salam" ❤#TariqAziz was the cornerstone of our television culture, and defined it for decades. An institution, a legend and icon, his legacy will span generations to come, you will live in our hearts forever sir. RIP pic.twitter.com/eFOCzn8CL2
— Farhan Saeed (@farhan_saeed) June 17, 2020
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