Fifty-Fifty comedian Majid Jahangir passes away



Comedian Majid Jahangir passed away on Tuesday in Lahore. He had been under treatment at a hospital in the city. Jahangir was best known for his work on Fifty-Fifty, alongside fellow comedian, the late Ismail Tara. Fifty-Fifty was loosely based on Saturday Night Live and featured sketches, satire and parodies.

He worked for the PTV for 22 years and acted in four films during his career. His son Fahad Majid Jahangir told The Express Tribune that he will be laid to rest in Karachi.

In recognition of his achievements throughout his career, he was awarded Pride of Performance and Sitara-e-Imtiaz by the Government of Pakistan. Condolences poured in on social media after news of his demise broke. The minister, in a condolence message, prayed to the Almighty to rest the departed soul in eternal peace and grant courage to the bereaved family to bear the loss with fortitude.—INP