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.
Deeply saddened by the demise of #Mirzashahi sahib. Fought like a warrior but whatever is Allah’s will. Let’s remember the legacy of work he leaves behind. May Allah grant him the highest place in Jannah. Prayers to the family🙏. #pakistanilegend #veteran pic.twitter.com/CatIRsbA3o
— Adnan Siddiqui (@adnanactor) September 29, 2020
— Fahad Mustafa (@fahadmustafa26) September 29, 2020
— Hina Deedar (@HinaDeedar) September 29, 2020
Veteran TV & Film actor #MirzaShahi loses his life to COVID 19. He was part of films even before legendary Nadeem made his debut, was constantly making the audience laugh from Fifty Fifty to Nadaniyan, and viewers still remember his 'Kisi ne mera bakra to nahi dekha' act on TV! pic.twitter.com/euEpvZY5sn
— Omair Alavi (@omair78) September 29, 2020
So very sad to hear the death of a lovely person & dedicated actor #Mirzashahi Sb. Such a huge loss
Please pray for his departed soul.
Inna lillahe waina illehe rajaoon. May his soul rest in peace Ameen pic.twitter.com/Q3CAUckLPM
— Mishi khan (@mishilicious) September 29, 2020