Leading TV compere and host Tariq Aziz, who showed the essence of his acting in many films, has passed away. Prime Minister Imran Khan and other important leaders including showbiz personalities expressed deep sorrow and grief over his demise.
According to details, Pakistan’s famous television composer and actor Tariq Aziz has been passed away in Lahore. He acted in several films. His reason for the fame was the popular TV Show ”Neelam Ghar”. He also remained a member of the National Assembly. He died of a heart attack. He was also a writer and poet.
Funeral prayers of Tariq Aziz will be offered at 5:30 pm today in Garden Town Lahore.
Tariq Aziz was born on April 28, 1936, in Jalandhar, India (subcontinent). His father Mian Abdul Aziz emigrated to Pakistan in 1947. He spent his childhood in Sahiwal. He received his early education in Sahiwal. Later, the well-known TV host started his professional life with Radio Pakistan Lahore.
The reason for Tariq Aziz’s fame:
When Pakistan Television came into being in 1964, Tariq Aziz was the first male announcer of PTV, but his stage show ”Neelam Ghar”, launched in 1975, took him to the heights of fame. It lasted for many years and was later renamed Bazm e Tariq Aziz Show.
He has acted in movies as well as radio and TV programs. His first film, ‘Insaniyat’, came in 1967, and his other famous films include ‘Salgirah’, ‘Qasam Uss Waqt Ki’, ‘Katari’, ‘Chirag Kahan Roshni Kahan’, ‘Haar Gaya Insan’. He has received many awards for his artistic services.
He was also awarded the Medal of Excellence by the Government of Pakistan in 1992.
The Prime Minister expressed deep sorrow and regret:
Prime Minister Imran Khan condoled on the demise of Tariq Aziz and said that he was an icon and the founder of our TV game shows. My prayers are with his family.
Showbiz and important personalities express condolences:
Apart from those belonging to the showbiz industry, other important personalities are also offering condolences on the demise of legend host. Actor Javed Sheikh said that he was saddened to hear of the demise of Tariq Aziz.
Behroz Sabzwari says that there is no alternative to Tariq Aziz. His demise has created a huge gap. He was one of our teachers. May Allah Almighty grant him a place in Paradise.
Actor Ghulam Mohi-Ud-Din also lamented that Tariq Aziz started a show ”Neelam Ghar” which lasted for 40 years. There was no other showbiz star-like him in Pakistan.