Family sources confirmed that the ex-military Lieutenant Colonel had passed away. Lt Col Zafar Abbas Ghazi was immortalized on screen by the iconic character of Captain Kashif.
Zafar Abbas Ghazi had been stationed on the highest battlefront in the world, Siachen and had become a victim of frostbite in 1987. Owing to that, he lost both his hands and feet. Even after losing both hands and feet, he did not give up and continued to serve in the army, attaining the rank of Lieutenant Colonel.
Zafar Abbas Ghazi’s story was told through the popular Pakistani TV series Alpha Bravo Charlie, which depicted army life and the struggles soldiers have to go through.
His character was played by then-serving captain Major-General Abdullah Mehmood in Alpha Bravo Charlie.