Senior actor, director and producer Abid Ali passed away at the age of 67. He had been ailing from a liver disease for a long time and was being treated in a private hospital in Karachi. His family took on social media to confirm the news. Abid Ali has three daughters, including renowned model and actress, Iman Aly.
Abid Ali was born in 1952 in Quetta, and worked at Radio Pakistan for some time and then launched a successful career with PTV in 1973. His role as ‘ Dilawar Khan’ in drama serial ‘Waris’ was a turning point in his career and that drama serial made a mark as one of the best classic serials of PTV. Abid Ali made his debut as a director and producer with the famous drama serial ‘Dasht’ in 1993 which was a massive hit and his role as ‘ Shams Shah’ was highly acclaimed. Abid Ali has numerous films and dramas under his name and was the recipient of the prestigious ‘Pride of Performance’.
Several people from the industry paid their respects to the legendary actor on social media.
R.I.P #AbidAli sir. You were a legend, you are a legend and you will forever be a shining star of the industry. 💫
— Armeena 🦋 (@ArmeenaRK) September 5, 2019
#Legendspk Abid ali sb .. the nation has lost one of its cultural hero’s. an artist who served with his art and craft and made permanent space in our hearts &mind . Our last salute to you sir may you rest in peace .🇵🇰♥️⭐️
— Shaan Shahid (@mshaanshahid) September 5, 2019
From dilawar in waris to agha jaan in diyar e dil and many more, Abid Ali was/is/will always remain the superior of his craft. Life is so uncertain, can't help my heart to believe this. May Allah elevate his ranks in Jannah and grants him maghfirah.This is a irreplaceable loss. pic.twitter.com/XYqppjdxup
— Dr. Shaista Lodhi (@IamShaistaLodhi) September 5, 2019
It is with great sadness,I heard of the passing of Abid Ali Sahib. A great actor, a great director &above all a wonderful human being. Many fond memories of working with him. His presence in the industry will be sorely missed. May Allah grant him the highest place in Jannat.Ameen
— Mehwish Hayat TI (@MehwishHayat) September 5, 2019
Our industry lost a Legend today. #AbidAli Sir , May you rest in eternal peace. Your talent shall live on!
Deepest condolences to the entire family.
Inna lillah wa inna eleyhe rajioon.
— MAWRA HOCANE (Hussain) (@MawraHocane) September 5, 2019
— Fahad Mustafa (@fahadmustafa26) September 5, 2019
Our very dear and senior actor and friend ABID ALI sahab has passed away. Inna lillahe wa inna ilaehe rajioon.
May Allah bless his soul and reward him a place in jannat, aameen
This is a sad moment for us.
— Faysal Quraishi (@faysalquraishi) September 5, 2019
Abid Sahab will be remembered ! Praying for him and his loved ones. Inallahe wa inna ilayhe rajeoun.
— Feroze Khan (@ferozekhaan) September 5, 2019
Pakistan today has lost a bright star of film, drama and theatre and his services in the field of art will always be remembered. May his soul rest in peace, Amen!