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Tributes pour in for ‘Nadaaniyan’ famed actor Mirza Shahi

The famous Pakistani films and TV actor, Mirza Shahi, passed away on Tuesday at the age of 70. He suffered a cardiac arrest at a local hospital after testing positive for coronavirus, his family confirmed.

Mirza was a versatile actor who played a variety of roles in various films and TV dramas. His memorable character of “Chacha Kamal” in the comedy serial “Nadanian” became very popular.

Mirza started his acting career in films in the 1960s which were produced in former East Pakistan. His debut film was ‘Kaisey Kahun’ in 1965. Later, he became a regular occurrence in Lollywood movies and did back to back films. Some of his famous movies are ‘Mala’, ‘Aakhri Station’, ‘Is Dharti Per’, ‘Chakori’, ‘Chotey Saheb’, ‘Chand Aur Chandni’, ‘Payal’, ‘Anari’, ‘Chand Sooraj’, ‘Dushman’, ‘Miss Lanka’, etc.

He migrated to Karachi following the fall of Dhaka and took minor jobs to cover his financial hardships. He then restarted his acting career in TV plays and comedy shows. He was an integral part of the renowned comedy show of the 1970s Fifty Fifty.’

The fans, film and drama industry started flowing tributes for the late actor on social media platforms.

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