Farooq Qaiser – Man behind renowned Uncle Sargam character passes away


Veteran Pakistani TV artist Farooq Qaiser, who is also known as Uncle Sargam, died of heart attack in Islamabad.

His grandson Muhammad confirmed the death of the legend to PTV News, that Farooq Qaisar passed away soon after suffering the cardiac arrest.

Uncle Sargam had been created and voiced by the award-winning puppeteer and television director Farooq Qaiser.

Pakistani TV icon and one of the pioneers of puppetry and art Farooq Qaiser, popularly known as Uncle Sargam, died on Friday.

According to reports, Farooq Qaiser died of a cardiac arrest in Islamabad.

Born on October 31, 1945 in Lahore, he had obtained degrees in Fine Arts and Mass Communication and Graphic Designing both from national and foreign institutes.

He made his debut as an an artist after completing graduation from National College of Arts in Lahore when her teacher introduced him in a program hosted by her on PTV.

Farooq Qasier has various popular shows including KaliyanSargam Sargam and Daak Time on his credite.

Uncle Sargam and Maasi Museebtay are regarded as Pakistan’s legendary puppet duo.

Author of various books, the deceased writer had also been writing columns for a newspaper in Urdu language.

Prime Minister Imran Khan, Senate Faisal Javed Khan and others have expressed sadness over the demise of the veteran artist and writer.

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