The funeral prayers of the veteran actor Qavi Khan were held at a mosque in Mississauga, Canada on Monday. Later, the legendary actor was laid to rest in Canada, Geo News reported.
Khan passed away in Canada after brief ailment at the age of 80. He had been staying in Canada for his treatment. The late actor has been laid to rest in Meadowvale Cemetry in Brampton.
Mufti Abdul Qayyum led the funeral prayer, attended by the late actor’s family members, close relatives, members of the Pakistani community. Senior actor Shahid, actor Mehmood Akhtar also participated in his funeral.
Shahid Hameed, speaking to Geo News after the funeral prayers, paid tribute to Qavi Khan, recognising him as a remarkable artist. The veteran actor reminisced that Qavi Khan’s first and last film was with him, and he was an actor of charisma.
Qavi Khan was honoured with the President’s Award for Pride of Performance. He worked in around 200 films. He also appeared in numerous hit TV serials, radio programmes, and stage dramas.
Qavi Khan, a recipient of the President’s Award for Pride of Performance, graced the silver screen with his talent in around 200 films. His presence on TV serials, radio programs, and stage dramas further established his popularity and recognition in the entertainment industry.
The legacy of Qavi Khan shall live on, and his contribution to the industry shall always be remembered.
Talking about his after breaking the news of his sad demise, Arts Council Karachi President Muhammad Ahmad Shah said, “Qavi had been unwell recently.”
He prayed that may God rest the departed soul in eternal peace and grant courage and strength to the members of the bereaved family to bear the irreparable loss with fortitude.
As a nod to the late actor’s prowess and talent, Shah referred to him as a “great actor who had left an indelible mark on the showbiz industry”.
Talking about his achievements, the arts council president said that Khan was honoured with Sitara-e-Imtiaz, PTV Lifetime Achievement award and Lifetime Achievement Award from Radio Pakistan.