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LAHORE – Pakistani legendary actor Qazi Wajid is being remembered on his first death anniversary on Monday. Qazi Wajid had passed away on 11 February 2018 in Karachi after being admitted to the hospital after suffering from heart palpitations.

Wajid was born in 1930 in Gwalior, India, In 1947, the family migrated to Pakistan after partition and settled in Karachi, where his father was allotted a quarter at Martin Road. He also lived in the USA for a brief period after completing his early education in Lahore.

Wajid was one of the pioneers of Pakistan’s radio industry. After remaining associated with the industry for 25 years, Wajid decided to switch careers and joined television in 1966. He spent nearly 48 years in the media industry fulfilling the roles of a radio artist and a TV, stage and film actor.

Some of his most popular serials include Dhoop Kinaray, Khuda Ki Basti and Tanhaiyan and most of all, Khuda ki Basti, the drama that gave him huge popularity not only in Pakistan but at an international level also.

Wajid has also been awarded the Pride of Performance Award.