Renowned TV artist and comedian Iftikhar Qaiser passed away after prolonged illness on Sunday here, a family member said.
The veteran actor was suffering from paralyses and had been undergoing medical treatment at Peshawar’s Lady Reading Hospital for the last seven days.
He had also struggled with multiple medical challenges including diabetes, heart disease and renal problems since long. He remained associated with the entertainment industry for around 38 years.
A winner of the Presidential Pride of Performance award, Qaiser was known as the ‘king of comedy’.
He started his career from Radio Pakistan and worked in all regional languages. Some of his memorable work is in Hindko, particularly, the comedy programme Dekhda Janda Re with other senior artists like Salahuddin, Begum Shamsie, Khalida Rohi, Ishrat Abbas and others.