ISLAMABAD - Famous director and broadcaster Agha Nasir died here in Islamabad on Tuesday.

According to a private news channel, his Namaz-e-Janaza would be held in Islamabad after Namaz-e-Asr.

Agha Nasir was one of the Pakistan's legend and one of the oldest directors and had been associated with the Pakistan television for long time.

He was born on February 9th 1937 in Mumbai, India.

He started off as a broadcaster for the Pakistan Radio in 1955, and by the time television came to Pakistan in 1964, he had already made known for himself as a radio writer, broadcaster and producer.

Agha Nasir has directed different Pakistani movies, and has worked with Pakistani stars including Waheed Murad and Talat Iqbal.

Apart from direction, he was also a much admired writer.

His cultural pieces were very prominent, and he also used to write poetry.

Agha Nasir also contributed in the design of the logo of PTV. Agha also produced drama serials, such as Girah and Pani Peh Naam.

One of his directions, Taleem-e-Balighan, is considered as the one of the best stage dramas ever to have aired on PTV. He also received President Pride of Performance Award.

President Mamnoon Hussain expressed his heartfelt condolences over the sad demise of renowned broadcaster and former Managing Director of Pakistan Television Agha Nasir.

In a condolence message, the President prayed to Allah Almighty to rest the departed soul in eternal peace and condoled with the bereaved family.

The President said that Agha Nasir rendered great services for promotion of modern media, for which he would always be remembered.