Veteran actor Rasheed Naz passed away on Monday, his family has confirmed. The actor was 73. The news was confirmed by actor Madiha Rizvi on Instagram. Sharing a picture of Naz, she penned, “Our dearest Baba Rashid Naz Has left this world peacefully this morning. Please recite Surah Fateha for the departed soul.”
The veteran actor’s funeral prayers will be offered at Charsadda Road Eid Gah at 3pm.
Naz, born in Peshawar in 1948, had a fruitful career of over forty years. In 1971, he started his television career as an actor in Pushto television play. His first Urdu play was Aik Tha Gaoon (1973). His first popular play was Namoos. He also worked in Pakistan’s first private television play Dasht, telecast on N T M. The celebrated star has worked in several Pashto, Hindko and Urdu language plays.
Apart from Urdu projects, Naz worked in his first Pashto film Zama Jang (Meri Jang) in 1988. He made his big-screen debut with Syed Noor’s Dakait. The actor was lauded for his roles in Shoaib Mansoor’s films Khuda Ke Liye and Verna. Naz also worked in a Mansoor-directed popular track, Ishq Mohabbat Apnapan starring Iman Ali.