Afghan comedian facing serious health issues asks for help


Abdul Ahmad Khaksar, a famous Afghan comedian struggling with a severe health condition, made a plea for help.

Khaksar, 66, who is a prominent celebrity of Afghan cinema and theater suffers from a degenerative disk disease.

“I am sick. I am suffering from degenerative disk disease. I can’t walk. I have economic problems,” he said.

In reaction to the news circulating on social media about his death, he called on the social media users to stop spreading fake news.

Khaksar worked for more than 40 years in Afghan cinema. Khaksar has a bachelor’s degree in Persian literature. Khaksar is also working as a teacher at Abdul Hadi Dawi High school.

“My first work as an actor was in 1361 solar year. It was a program broadcasted by Radio Television of Afghanistan (RTA),” he said.

Khaksar worked acted in TV episodes and 4 movies as a comedian.

“If no attention is paid to our cultural aspects, to our high-profile people, there will be a tragedy that cannot be compensated,” said Meer Ahmad Qadiri, a famous cinema personality and a colleague of Khaksar.

Khaksar’s comedies have been saved in RTA’s archives.

This comes as widespread reports of Khaksar’s death were spread on social media.

“Some people published that I am dead—and, God bless me—it is not good, it is wrong,” Khaksar said. —TOLO


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