Veteran Pakistani actor Zia Mohyeddin passed away today in Karachi at the age of 91. The legendary actor, author, broadcaster, and showman passed away Monday morning in Karachi in a hospital where he had been on life support.
Pakistan's Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif posted a tribute to Zia Mohyeddin on Twitter and offered his condolences.
The Embassy of Pakistan in Qatar also mourned his loss and tweeted "@PakinQatar
joins Pakistanis and literary aficionados across the world to mourn the loss of maestro #ZiaMohyeddin. The late actor, poet, narrator, was a cultural icon whose contributions to the #Urdu language are immense."
Born in Faisalabad on June 20, 1931, Mohyeddin was trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts in London and on his return to Pakistan, he produced, directed, and acted in numerous plays.
Mohyeddin delivered some of his most memorable performances throughout his lifetime in the Hollywood epic Lawrence of Arabia (1962), Behold the Pale Horse (1964) and Bombay Talkie (1970).
Owing to his countless contributions to the field of theatre, he was awarded with the Sitara-i-Imtiaz in 2003 and the Hilal-i-Imtiaz in 2012.