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End of an era! Athar Shah Khan Jedi, acclaimed writer and comedian, passes away

He has written over 700 plays, including Intezar Farmaiay, Lakhon Mein Teen, and Haye Jaldi. 

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An era comes to its ends today, as Athar Shah Khan Jedi, acclaimed writer, and comedian passes away in Karachi at the age of 79.

He dealt with a prolonged illness after suffering a stroke.

Jedi had been missing from the scene for quite a time the reason he gave was that he was inclined toward rest at home because of his mature age.

The well known literary figure of Pakistan, Athar Shah Khan has some brilliant contributions for Pakistan Television and Radio within the span of four decades.

He began his career at Radio Pakistan as a writer. His radio program Rung he rung, Jeddi kay sung ran for over 19 years, a record no other program in Pakistan has broken at this point.

He has written over 700 plays, including Intezar Farmaiay, Lakhon Mein Teen, and Haye Jaldi

In 90’s he gave hit series including  Burger Family, Problem House, and his mocking sequential Ba Adab Ba Mulahiza Hoshiyar.

Born in 1943 in the Indian city of Rampur, Athar Shah Khan came to Lahore in 1947 along with his family in his youth.

On this tragic loss, twitter remembers Athar Shah Khan and his contributions:

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Saman Siddiqui, A freelance journalist with a Master’s Degree in Mass Communication and MS in Peace and Conflict Studies. Associated with the media industry since 2006. Experience in various capacities including Program Host, Researcher, News Producer, Documentary Making, Voice Over, Content Writing Copy Editing, and Blogging, and currently associated with OyeYeah since 2018, working as an Editor.