Veteran playwright, instructor, and columnist Shoaib Hashmi on Monday succumbed to a protracted sickness in Lahore, his son confirmed to Geo Information.
Hashmi was the son-in-law of Faiz Ahmed Faiz and husband of the legendary poet’s daughter Salima Hashmi. He’s survived by a son and a daughter.
He — regardless of being a superb instructor and mentor — will almost definitely be remembered for his avant-garde humorous productions for tv earlier than the 1990s and the columns he wrote for The Information and the Gulf Information.
The theatre legend had written a number of reveals for state broadcaster Pakistan Tv (PTV) together with Akkar Bakkar, Sach Gupp, Taal Matol. He had additionally taught on the Authorities Faculty Lahore (GCL).
His illustrious tutorial background features a grasp’s in economics from the GCL and an MSc diploma from the distinguished London College of Economics.
To hone his aptitude for performing arts, he additionally studied theatre on the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts, London. Hashmi was the recipient of the Tamgha-i-Imtiaz and the coveted President’s Award for Pleasure of Efficiency.
Hashmi, together with his garrulous excursions that oozed with humour, invariably drew the eye of anybody throughout the audible radius.
Amongst some most hanging facets of his persona, his down-to-earth, heat and simplistic conduct stand out essentially the most; nonetheless, the varied traits that he manifests by means of the media are his hallmark.
PM Shehbaz expresses grief over Hashmi’s demise
Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif expressed grief over the demise of Hashmi.
The prime minister sympathised with Muneeza Hashmi, Saleema Hashmi and different family members.
PM Shehbaz stated that late Hashmi had made a outstanding contribution to the golden period of PTV and likewise launched new dynamics within the comedian programmes.
Furthermore, Minister of Info and Broadcasting Marriyum Aurangzeb additionally expressed sorrow over Hashmi’s loss of life.
In a condolence message, the minister paid tribute to Hashmi saying that his providers for the showbiz trade, together with the educating career will all the time be remembered.
— Extra enter from APP