Top veteran Pakistani television host and actor,Tariq Aziz has died at the age of 84 after suffering from protracted illness on Wednesday.
The iconic star entered the entertainment industry in 1964 and was honored with a number of awards including Pride of Performance Award by the President for his contribution to the Pakistani entertainment industry.
He was also titled as the first television announcer and newscaster and his charming personality quickly made him one of the leading men of his time.
His iconic TV show ‘Neelam Ghar’, started in 1974, continued for four decades and became a household name. He also appeared in 42 films in which 33 were in Urdu and rest were in Punjabi from 1968 to 1988.
After his successful acting career, he also joined politics from 1997-99 and served the National Assembly.He remained active till his last breath in a career lasting more than 50 years. The whole country is mourning his death as we have certainly lost a gem!
Recently, the performer and host also released a video in which he praised Pakistani doctors and nurses for serving the nation in fighting the COVID-19 pandemic.
Take a look at the video below!
Media Pays Tribute
Extremely saddened to hear the news of PTV's first ever announcer/host Tariq Aziz sb. Inna Lillahe Wa Inna Elaihe Rajeoon. His was a huge era of PTV. He was an icon. Dhoondo gay hamein mulkon mulkon…..
— Khawar Azhar (@Khawar69) June 17, 2020
— PTV News (@PTVNewsOfficial) June 17, 2020
— Radio Pakistan (@RadioPakistan) June 18, 2020
Celebrities Pay Tribute
The Superstar actress Mahira Khan wrote:
“Legend is, what legend does. He served us all. For so so long. Pakistan is indebted to you Tariq Aziz Sir. Truly, the end of an era. May Allah bless you. My condolences to his family and all of Pakistan ”
Legend is, what legend does. He served us all. For so so long. Pakistan is indebted to you Tariq Aziz Sir. Truly, the end of an era.
May Allah bless you. My condolences to his family and all of Pakistan. 🙏🏼♥️🇵🇰#TariqAziz pic.twitter.com/kRflbgrfVu
— Mahira Khan (@TheMahiraKhan) June 17, 2020
Ayeza Khan also paid homage and posted:
The Lahore Se Aagey actor Yasir Hussain posted:
Ali Zafar also said:
Rest in peace Tariq Aziz Sahab. You gave us an era. A childhood full of memories. You gave us gifts and so much more. We forget our heroes too soon. But I am confident you shall never be forgotten. Such was your presence. #RIP #TariqAziz https://t.co/xMNGO29P7s
— Ali Zafar (@AliZafarsays) June 17, 2020
Here are the tweets of some other celebrities!
A big part of my childhood. May you rest in peace sir. Thankyou for entertaining us with your game shows & so much more❤️
“Dekti aankhon or suntay kanon ko#TariqAziz ka salam” 🤲🏻
— MAWRA HOCANE (Hussain) (@MawraHocane) June 17, 2020
Just heard about #TariqAziz. He was a huge part of our lives, especially those who grew up when we only had PTV in Pak. I remember the entire family used to gather in front of the TV to watch his show. “Dekhti ankhon aur suntay kanon” will forever be etched in our memory. #RIP pic.twitter.com/tafaLCb3Kw
— Rehan Ulhaq (@Rehan_ulhaq) June 17, 2020
— Sanam Jung (@SanamJungPK) June 17, 2020
Art works commemorating the icon
Moreover, a number of his fans also shared their artworks through their social media accounts as a tribute to the actor.
Below are some posters made by his fans!
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Made this doodle in the loving memory of TARIQ AZIZ the LEGEND . دیکھتی آنکھوں اور سنتے کانوں کو طارق عزیز کا اللہ حافظ 💔 . . . #tariqaziz #neelaamghar #ptv #pakistanindustry #legend . #ann_arts6 #ann_artsdigitalart . . #digitalart #digitalpainting #digitalportraits #tabletpainting #tabletdrawing #artiste #artfido #artgram #artistonistagram #sunlight_art #portraitdrawing #fanillustration #fanart #portraits @shehripakistan #photoshopart #adobephotoshop @nationalportraitgallery #portraitart @aktoonify @illustrator_pkr #portraitillustrations #wacom #wacomintuos #digitalportrait #yarcollective @yarcollective
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RIP, Tariq Aziz ,1936 Jalandhar, India – 2020, Pakistan. دیکھتی آنکھوں اور سنتے کانوں سب کو طارق عزیز کا سلام۔۔۔۔۔ Farewell to an icon of our times and a pioneer in our TV game shows. RIP and thank you for the years of entertainment. Image : Hum Nay Suna Hum Nay Dekha Illustration by : Farrukh Afaq #MarkingsKhudi #TariqAziz
Each of the artwork has left us teary-eyed in memory of the legend!
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