Veteran actor Sohail Asghar passes away

Notable veteran TV actor Sohail Asghar passed away in Lahore today after a prolonged illness.

Asghar had been battling health issues for some time now, having had gastric surgery recently as well.

The actor had been admitted to a Lahore hospital for a week now, passing away at 11:30 AM today. According to his family, his funeral will take place on Sunday in the Bahria Town locality of Lahore. 

Born and raised in the same city, Asghar started off his career in the showbiz industry as an RJ for Radio Pakistan, where he worked for a decade from 1978 to 1988, following which he started acting in theatre productions.

He was known for his roles in TV serials such as Laag, Piyas, Chand Girhan, Khuda ki Basti and Kajal Ghar. Asghar made his film debut in 2003 with Murad. 

Actor Mohib Mirza took to Twitter to remember the late actor, writing, “Saddened by your demise. Worked in so many projects with you and you taught me so much. Farewell, my teacher and rest in peace.”

As per the actor’s family, Asghar had been ailing for more than 1.5 years and was hospitalised in the past week due to deteriorating condition.

The actor’s funeral prayers will be held on November 14, after namaz-e-asr.

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