Legendary comedian, Majid Jahangir passed away in Lahore after battling a prolonged respiratory illness. The Fifty Fifty star’s family announced the news on Wednesday. His son, Fahad Majid, said that his father will be laid to rest in Karachi.
According to reports, Majid Jahangir, who had been hospitalized in Lahore since November 2020 due to a respiratory illness, fell from his bed a month ago, which fractured his spine, worsening his condition.
The veteran actor had lost partial function of his body for almost five years and was moved to an intensive care unit (ICU) in Lahore.
Majid Jahangir, who rose to prominence during the golden era of PTV, gave an exclusive interview to a local YouTube channel exposing TV anchors Waseem Badami and Iqrar-ul-Hassan for defrauding him.
According to the Fifty Fifty comedian, Badami and Iqrar-ul-Hassan allegedly fleeced him of the money raised during a fund-raising telethon on ARY Digital. Waseem Badami also reportedly offered to give the comedian a brand-new car so that it would be easier for him to commute to the hospital.
Abdul Majid Jahangir is a beloved figure in the Pakistani showbiz industry. A true pioneer, he was one of the top comedians during the golden era of Pakistani television. Fans of Fifty Fifty still fondly remember his hilarious skits on the show.
The veteran comedian worked at Pakistan Television Network (PTV) for 22 years and even starred in four films. He was honored with the Pride of Performance Award, which is the highest accolade in Pakistan. He was also awarded the Medal of Distinction on Independence Day in 2020.
Majid Jahangir has passed away but his legacy will live on forever in our hearts.
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