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Veteran TV actor Maqsood Hassan passes away

KARACHI: A renowned and veteran TV actor Maqsood Hassan passed away due to cardiac arrest on Wednesday. He was 66.

Hassan began his career from a program on Radio Pakistan decades ago. A career spanning over 50 years saw him performing on various platforms ranging from radio to theatre.

Veteran actor Muhammad Ali was the closest to Hassan, having worked with him in many plays, including those produced by Khuwaja Moinuddin.

Hassan had also exhibited his acting talents on the theatrical stage, some of which were with renowned actor Moin Akhtar. His play ‘Bakra qiston per’ gained critical acclaim. His last stage performance was in Nazar Hussain’s ‘Hum log.’

Despite his exploits on film, radio, and stage, Hassan will be most remembered for his role in the television drama ‘Quddusi sahab ki bewa,’ which was based on issues surrounding a lower middle class locality of Pakistan.

His funeral prayers will be held on Thursday afternoon at Ghazali mosque, Civic View, Hassan Square.

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