ISLAMABAD: The funeral prayers of the veteran actor Qavi Khan were held at a mosque in Mississauga and was later laid to rest in Brampton’s Meadowvale Cemetry.
Khan passed away in Canada at the age of 80 on Sunday. He had been staying with his son for the last few months for his treatment.
Mufti Abdul Qayyum led the funeral prayers, attended by the late actor’s family members, close relatives, and members of the Pakistani community. Senior actors Shahid Hameed and Mehmood Akhtar were also present.
Shahid Hameed said after the funeral prayers, paid tribute to Qavi Khan, recognising him as a remarkable artist. The veteran actor reminisced that Qavi Khan’s first and last film was with him, and he was a charismatic actor.
Qavi Khan was honoured with the President’s Award for Pride of Performance. He worked in around 200 films. He also appeared in numerous hit TV serials, radio programmes, and stage dramas.
Qavi Khan, a recipient of the President’s Award for Pride of Performance, graced the silver screen with his talent in around 200 films. His presence on TV serials, radio programs, and stage dramas further established his popularity and recognition in the entertainment industry.
The legacy of Qavi Khan shall live on, and his contribution to the industry shall always be remembered.
Talking about his after breaking the news of his sad demise, Arts Council Karachi President Muhammad Ahmad Shah said, “Qavi had been unwell recently.”
He prayed that may God rest the departed soul in eternal peace and grant courage and strength to the members of the bereaved family to bear the irreparable loss with fortitude.
As a nod to the late actor’s prowess and talent, Shah referred to him as a “great actor who had left an indelible mark on the showbiz industry”.
Talking about his achievements, the arts council president said that Khan was honoured with Sitara-e-Imtiaz, PTV Lifetime Achievement award and Lifetime Achievement Award from Radio Pakistan.
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