Veteran actor Abid Ali has passed away, his wife confirmed Thursday. He was 67 years old.
His wife Rabia Abid Ali and daughter Rahma Ali confirmed his death.
Ali was admitted to Karachi’s Liaquat Hospital on Monday after being diagnosed with liver disease. His daughters took to social media to request fans to pray for him. Iman shared a family picture and wrote “Please pray for papa’s health.
Born in Quetta, Abid Ali is the recipient of the prestigious Pride of Performance. He has three daughters.
He was recently seen in the film Heer Maan Ja, alongside Ali Rehman Khan and Hareem Farooq.
Several artists, politicians and other personalities paid their respects to the legendary actor.
R.I.P #AbidAli sir. You were a legend, you are a legend and you will forever be a shining star of the industry. 💫
— Armeena Khan (@ArmeenaRK) September 5, 2019
Deeply saddened to hear about the death of veteran actor Abid Ali Sahab. May his soul rest in peace.
— Wahab Riaz (@WahabViki) September 5, 2019
Our very dear and senior actor and friend ABID ALI sahab has passed away. Inna lillahe wa inna ilaehe rajioon.
May Allah bless his soul and reward him a place in jannat, aameen
This is a sad moment for us.
— Faysal Quraishi (@faysalquraishi) September 5, 2019
From dilawar in waris to agha jaan in diyar e dil and many more, Abid Ali was/is/will always remain the superior of his craft. Life is so uncertain, can’t help my heart to believe this. May Allah elevate his ranks in Jannah and grants him maghfirah.This is a irreplaceable loss. pic.twitter.com/XYqppjdxup
— Dr. Shaista Lodhi (@IamShaistaLodhi) September 5, 2019
Deeply saddened to hear about Abid Ali sahab’s death. A legendary actor and a man with a heart of gold. May Allah bless him with jannat and give his family, fans and our industry the strength to bear this tremendous loss. We will miss you sir and your work will never be forgotten pic.twitter.com/nEKr3HYDO8
— Humayun Saeed (@iamhumayunsaeed) September 5, 2019
Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Information and Broadcasting Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan also expressed her sorrow and grief over the demise of Ali.
Pakistan has lost a bright star of film, drama and theatre, she said, adding that Ali’s services in the field of art will be remembered for a long time to come.
The veteran actor’s funeral prayers will be held tomorrow (Friday).