Friday, April 22, 2011

Farewell Moin Akhtar

Like everyone, today I also heard the sad news of demise of Moin Akhtar – a multi talented actor, comedian, impersonator, host , director, producer and writer. He was the most dynamic and versatile actor that ever entertained its audience in and outside Pakistan for decades. His matchless abilities made him stand tall over many contemporaries of his time and made them envy him.

Born on 24 December 1950, Moin wasn’t really old to depart this world. But that is the way I was to be and his demise has robbed us of a great man that are born once in a lifetime. Besides being a multi talented actor, he was multi lingual too. He could fluently speak all regional languages of Pakistan, besides English, Bengali and Gujrati.

His role in the drama Rosy will be remembered for a long time, which was an Urdu adaptation of the famous Hollywood movie Tootsie starring Dustin Hoffman. His other memorable plays and dramas like Buddha Ghar Pe Hai will also be remembered for his matchless acting abilities. He hosted a number of stage shows like the Moin Akhtar Show. But his pairing with Anwar Maqsood in the TV show Loose Talk had been a masterpiece. The satirical programme while showed the in-depth knowledge of miseries and injustices taking place around us by Anwar Maqsood, it was the different and new character played by Moin Akhtar in every programme that made the programme a great hit and success.

For his services to the development of art, he was awarded with the prestigious awards of the President’s Pride of Performance Award and Sitar-e-Imtiaz.

It may be a coincidence that during the last one month, three other famous comedians Liaquat Soldier, Mastana and Babbu Baral also died. Moin’s death makes the already melancholy environment more glum and sad. Moin, who was suffering from heart disease for a long time, finally breathed his last at 6:15 PM in his native city Karachi after suffering a heart attack.

Related Links:
Moin Akhtar - the daring imposter (Pakistanpaedia)


S A J Shirazi said...

What a tribute!


It is indeed a sad day for us. Ina lilla he wainna alehe rajeyoun.

jalalHB said...

Thanks Shirazi and Housewife for joining me in paying tribute to Moin Akhtar.

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