Renowned TV actor and comedian Mirza Shahi passed away on Tuesday, a week after being diagnosed with COVID-19. According to details, he died of cardiac arrest at Karachi’s Civil Hospital. He was 70.
Nida Yasir took to social media to announce his demise and prayed for the departed soul. The two had shared the screen in the hit sitcom Nadaaniyaan. Earlier, Nida and her husband Yasir Nawaz had shared that the veteran actor was on the ventilator after testing positive for COVID-19 and requested their followers to pray for him.
Faysal Quraishi, Shaan, Adnan Siddiqui and Fahad Mustafa took to social media to express their grief at the actor’s demise and prayed for him.
Shahi began his career in 1965 in the East Pakistani film industry. He rose to prominence after he appeared in filmstar Nadeem’s first movie Chakori in 1967.
Following the fall of Dhaka, Mirza moved to Karachi where he took up minor jobs due to financial hardships. Later, he resumed acting and worked in several hit PTV dramas including Fifty Fifty.