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 Kaliyan, Sargam 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.
Saddened to learn of Farooq Qaiser's death. He was not just a performer but would constantly raise awareness about social injustices and issues. My condolences and prayers go to his family.
— Imran Khan (@ImranKhanPTI) May 14, 2021
Uncle Sargam is no more ☹️ Such a terrible news to get on Eid. For Pakistani kids of the 80s & 90s Uncle Sargam was a household name. Farooq Qaiser sb u brought a smile to so many kids of that time. May Allah SWT bless ur soul & grant u eternal peace
— Murtaza Wahab Siddiqui (@murtazawahab1) May 14, 2021
I am extremely shocked & saddened by the tragic news that my dear friend the legendary Farooq Qaiser bhai is no more… I knew him for 40 yrs! We even worked together. What an enormous talent & an incredible soul. So long ‘Uncle Sargam’.
إِنَّا لِلّهِ وَإِنَّـا إِلَيْهِ رَاجِعون pic.twitter.com/OYj1Vs1FkP
— Adnan Sami (@AdnanSamiLive) May 14, 2021
Uncle Sargam, (Farooq Qaiser), passes away… may he rest in peace.
You educated us and inspired us throughout our childhoods. pic.twitter.com/1ecbUo4psF
— Ali Moeen Nawazish (@am_nawazish) May 14, 2021