Veteran drama, movie star Suhail Asghar dies

ISLAMABAD – Veteran actor and senior artist with Pakistan Drama Industry Suhail Asghar died of prolonged illness on Saturday. The actor’s death has been confirmed by his family, Sohail Asghar’s wife said Sohail Asghar had been ill for a year and a half.

Lead actor Sohail Asghar underwent gastric surgery a year and a half ago which resulted in him becoming seriously ill, she added. His funeral prayers will be held today (Sunday) in the city of Bahria in Karachi, his wife said, private news channels reported.

Suhail Asghar was born in Lahore and graduated there, after which he joined Radio Pakistan. From 1978 to 1988 Sohail Asghar worked as a radio jockey for 10 years, after which he began to perform in plays. He has acted in dramas like “Laag”, “Piyas”, “Chand Girhan” and “Kajal Ghar” during his career. He made his debut in the film industry in 2003 with the film ‘Murad’. In 2004 another of his films ‘Mah e Noor’ was released and Sohail Asghar’s performance in this film was also highly regarded.



Federal Minister of Information and Broadcasting Chaudhry Fawad Hussain offered his condolences on Saturday on the death of artist Sohail Asghar, who died on Saturday in Lahore after a long illness.

The news of Sohail Asghar’s death has saddened the whole nation, Fawad said in his condolence message.

He said Sohail displayed memorable acting skills as an actor in theater and television. Asghar’s disappearance is a great loss for the showbiz industry.

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