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    Saturday, 26 November 2011

    Atiqa Odho reminisces about Rauf Khalid

    Actor Atiqa Odho was saddened to hear the report that acclaimed television writer-director and actor Abdul Rauf Khalid passed away on November 24 in a road accident while travelling from Islamabad to Sheikhupura.

    Like many others, television and film actor Odho who worked in Khalid’s 1995 drama serial “Angar Wadi”, and thought well of Khalid. “My condolences go out to Rauf Khalid’s family. It’s really sad to see such a young life lost. This unfortunate incident should remind us all that nothing and no one is permanent,”she told The Express Tribune.

    She further added, “What’s important is to live with honour and dignity so that the memories we leave behind are worth remembering.”

    According to reports, the accident occurred when one of the tyres on Khalid’s car burst, fatally overturning his car. Khalid – also a painter, lyricist, speaker and educationist – has left behind a wife, two sons and a daughter.

    Khalid, the President and Chancellor of the National Institute of Cultural Studies, Lok Virsa Islamabad, was best known for his television screenplays which include “Guest House”, “Angar Wadi” as well as Lollywood film =Laaj. The film won 12 Bolan Awards, 14 Graduate Awards, four National Film Awards and a Lux Style Award, reported dawn.com.

    Apart from the above mentioned awards, he had also received the prestigious Pride of Performance award.

    Published in The Express Tribune, November 26th, 2011.

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