Pakistan pays tribute to legendary Tariq Aziz, as era comes to its end as Pakistan’s legendary host, writer, poet and politician Tariq Aziz passed away on Wednesday in Lahore at the age of 84.
Tariq Aziz holds the honour to be the first presenter of Pakistan Television, the first face nation saw when television came to Pakistan in November 1964.
The quiz show Neelam Ghar hosted by Tariq Aziz was first aired in 1974 on PTV, it was later renamed as the Tariq Aziz Show and was then the name was changed to Bazm-e-Tariq Aziz.
A legend who had groomed more than three generations of Pakistanis. The knowledge we gained from Neelam Ghar will now stay in our memories.
Many of the Pakistani celebrities took to social media paying their homage to icon Tariq Aziz.
Legend is, what legend does. He served us all. For so so long. Pakistan is indebted to you Tariq Aziz Sir. Truly, the end of an era.— Mahira Khan (@TheMahiraKhan) June 17, 2020
May Allah bless you. My condolences to his family and all of Pakistan. 🙏🏼♥️🇵🇰#TariqAziz pic.twitter.com/kRflbgrfVu
My heart just fell to the floor 💔 One of the most respected, mesmerizing and engaging personalities till date, is no more. A superstar, a larger than life personality with the kindest heart. May he rest in eternal peace. He will live on in our hearts 4ever #RIPLegend #TariqAziz pic.twitter.com/YQfNqmnNIF— Ali Rehman Khan (@alirehmankhan) June 17, 2020
Rest in peace Tariq Aziz Sahab. You gave us an era. A childhood full of memories. You gave us gifts and so much more. We forget our heroes too soon. But I am confident you shall never be forgotten. Such was your presence. #RIP #TariqAziz https://t.co/xMNGO29P7s— Ali Zafar (@AliZafarsays) June 17, 2020
Legendary host, an intellectual powerhouse and a brand in himself.— Ahmad Shahzad 🇵🇰 (@iamAhmadshahzad) June 17, 2020
His famous “Dekhti aankhon sunty kaanon ko Tariq Aziz ka salam” and “Ye apka hua”still echoes in my ears.
May the Almighty bless his soul with higher ranks and give strength to the loss bearers.
RIP #TariqAziz !
طارق عزیز کی وفات کے ساتھ ہی پاکستان ٹیلی ویژن کا ایک عہد اپنے اختتام کو پہنچا، اللہ ان کی مغفرت فرماۓ آمین pic.twitter.com/kDOosePmEW— Mirza Iqbal Baig (@mirzaiqbal80) June 17, 2020
We have lost an epoch in television history!#RIPTariqAziz— Shafaat Ali (@iamshafaatali) June 17, 2020
DAIKHTI ANKHOO AUR SUNTAY KANOO.— vasay chaudhry (@vasaych) June 17, 2020
RIP Tariq Aziz Sb,What an Icon.The only time I asked A guest to start the show & I remmember his hands trembling when he held the Mike (because of his age) BUT the moment cameras started rolling, the Voice came out with its trademark Grandeour.. pic.twitter.com/N4f90zRbd6
Inna lillahi wa inna ilayhi raji'un#TariqAziz was the beginning of Ptv. An epitome of knowledge and talent. I am speechless and my heart sank reading the news… I met him twice during our programs. He was extraordinary. A real star of Pakistan… 😭💔 pic.twitter.com/73jQupjlQv— Syeda Tuba Anwar (@syedatubaanwar) June 17, 2020
#TariqAziz. The name. The show. No one can ever measure upto the grandeur of Neelaam Ghar. Thank you for contributing so much to Pakistani entertainment industry. May your soul rest in peace. Ameen!— Zara Noor Abbas Siddiqui (@ZaraNoorAbbas) June 17, 2020
A big part of my childhood. May you rest in peace sir. Thankyou for entertaining us with your game shows & so much more❤️— MAWRA HOCANE (Hussain) (@MawraHocane) June 17, 2020
“Dekti aankhon or suntay kanon ko#TariqAziz ka salam” 🤲🏻
Inna lillahi Wa Inna Ilayhi Rajioon ! Another legend departed. He was a pioneer broadcaster, host and actor. He was a name known in every household in Pakistan. May Allah bless him eternal peace #RIP #TariqAziz #legendsofpakistan #PTV pic.twitter.com/kbvmkajZbw— Rahat Fateh Ali Khan (@RFAKWorld) June 17, 2020
“Dekhtee Aankhon, suntay kaanon aap ko Tariq Aziz ka Salaam.” Grew up listening to these words & watching #Tariqaziz give away washing machines & water coolers in Neelam ghar. What a show. What a legend. You will remain in our hearts forever. May you rest in eternal peace. 💔— Ayesha Omar (@ayesha_m_omar) June 17, 2020