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Versatile Moin Akhtar still in hearts of millions

KARACHI: Internationally renowned and iconic stage artist of Pakistan, Moin Akhtar, is still ruling the hearts of millions despite three years of his passing, ARY News reported Tuesday.

Famed for his versatile skills coupled with zany humour, Akhtar began his television career from Pakistan Television. Moin Akhtar’s appearance on the Zia Mohyeddin Show as a standup act shot him to national fame.

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He was born on December 24, 1950. He performed diversified roles including as artist, writer, host, singer and actor in different plays earning him global acclaim.

Moin Akhtar remained associated with the ARY Digital network in last ten years of his television career.

His last show as the actor, with writer Anwar Maqsood as host, was Loose Talk at ARY which ran for many years and Akhtar mimicked hundreds of characters in it, leaving far behind virtually all comedy shows across other TV channels.

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In recognition of his exceptional talent, the government had honoured Moin Akhtar with the Sitara-i-Imtiaz and Pride of Performance award.

He died of cardiac arrest on April 22, 2011 at the age of 60.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        

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