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:
جناب اطہر شاہ خان جیدی کے انتقال پر بہت دکھ اور افسوس ہے۔ باکمال فنکار نے اپنے فن سے لوگوں میں قہقہےاور خوشیاں بکھیریں۔انہوں نےمزاح کونئی جدت دی۔ان کے شاندار کردار مداحوں کےذہن میں ہمیشہ نقش رہیں گے۔اللہ تعالی ان کو جوار رحمت میں جگہ عطا فرمائے۔— Senator Shibli Faraz (@shiblifaraz) May 10, 2020
May Allah rest the soul of dear Athar Shah Khan in eternal peace & patience to bereaved. The sad news served as throwback to early 50’s, in same school in Peshawar, same class. Thereafter we treaded different paths, seldom crossing again. Sincere prayers, deepest condolences https://t.co/eEDKScQUOg— Farhatullah Babar (@FarhatullahB) May 10, 2020
#AtharShahKhan #Jaidi You brought smiles to millions.— Musadaq Zulqarnain (@MusadaqZ) May 10, 2020
You were a renowned & versatile artist, a great writer & poet and a legendary comedian of #Pakistan – You will be missed.
Rest in Peace
إِنَّا لِلّهِ وَإِنَّـا إِلَيْ هِ رَاجِعونَ pic.twitter.com/1iRVH1AqfV
رنگ ہی رنگ جیدی کے سنگ— Rasheed shakoor (@rasheedshakoor) May 10, 2020
اطہر شاہ خان کا انٹرویو 1991. pic.twitter.com/2IPPLE3Bny
The beautiful humor of Athar Shah Khan Jaidi, a brilliant Pakistani artist who filled our childhood years with laughter.— Bushra Nasir Ahmed (@ainee_2010) May 10, 2020
May his soul rest in peace, Amen!
إِنَّا لِلَّٰهِ وَإِنَّا إِلَيْهِ رَاجِعُونَ— Adil Najam (@AdilNajam) May 10, 2020
Athar Shah Khan (1943-2020)
Author, poet, comedian #Jedi is no more. A much talented maestro of the over-done; anything but the simpleton he often portrayed. It takes an immense self-confidence to be who he was.
ThankU & RIP, #Jaidi. pic.twitter.com/Pz68GPXm4i
Athar Shah Khan Sahib for me you will always be sweet hubly bubbly Uncle Jaidi that is how I want to remember you !No words for the laughter and joy you gave to us, may you get much much more in Jannah ! Honoured to watch your performances Thank You !!🌹🌹🌹❤❤❤— Bina Sarwar (@BinaSarwar1) May 10, 2020