Eminent actor, director, and TV host Zia Mohyeddin passed away at the age of 91 on Monday.
Due to his contributions to theatre and literary recitations, Zia Mohyeddin attained legendary status in Pakistan.
According to family sources, Zia Mohyeddin was hospitalized owing to an illness before passing away there.
After today’s Zuhur, the funeral prayers for Zia Mohyeddin will be recited in Karachi’s Defence Phase 4.
Zia Mohyeddin was born in Faisalabad on June 20, 1931, and grew up in Kasur and Lahore. From 1953 to 1956, he received his training at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London.
He made his West End début in A Passage to India from 20 April to 3 December 1960 at the Comedy Theatre, running for 302 performances, after stage appearances in Long Day’s Journey into Night and Julius Caesar.
In Lawrence of Arabia (1962), he made his acting debut as Tafas (the Arab guide who is shot by Omar Sharif for drinking water from the wrong well). Later, he had a lot of appearances on TV and in movies. He spent almost 47 years working as an actor in the UK.
In 2012, Zia Mohyeddin received the Hilal Imtiaz award.