Legendary actor Afzaal Ahmad passed away today (Friday) after protracted illness.
Afzaal Ahmad was shifted to the General Hospital in a critical condition on yesterday when he suffered from brain hemorrhage where he could not survive.
The administration of the hospital confirmed his death today.
Afzaal Ahmad, who was born in Jhang, started his acting career in the1970s with the
movie "Dhiyan Namanian" and he was well known for his outstanding performances in films, TV dramas and theatre plays as he had been the owner of Tamaseel Theatre.
"Aakhri Muqabala, relased in 1977 and Jatt in London, 1981, Sharif Badmaash, Vahshi Jutt,
Chen Wariam and Revenge of Oppression" were his super-hit movies which were a part of golden history of the cinema.
The family said his funeral prayers would be held on Saturday.
Minister for Information and Broadcasting Marriyum Aurangzeb has expressed deep grief over the death of well-known stage, film and TV actor Afzaal Ahmed.
In her condolence message, she said that Afzaal Ahmed entertained fans with his spontaneous acting prowess.
Marriyum Aurangzeb said the vacuum created by his demise in the film and drama industry could not be filled.
Chief Minister Punjab Chaudhry Parvez Elahi has expressed grief and sorrow over the death of well-known actor Afzal Ahmed. He expressed his heartfelt sympathy and condolences to the bereaved family. He also paid tribute to late Afzal Ahmed's services in the field of acting.
He said Afzal Ahmed was a famous actor and he showed his abilities in Urdu and Punjabi films.