Famous Fifty Fifty veteran actor comedian Majid Jahangir went dead in the wee hours of Wednesday in Lahore, according to Express news. The late actor Ismail Tara costarred in the popular sitcom where the comic first found recognition. The comedian passed away after a protracted illness. Jahangir will be buried in Karachi, according to his son Fahad Majid Jahangir.
The actor cracked his spine in a fall last month that sent him to the hospital. Jahangir also had a respiratory condition that had recently gotten worse.
Jahangir’s acting career began with Moin Akhtar’s PTV programme Saat Rang. But it wasn’t until 1979 that he appeared in the popular comedy series Fifty Fifty on PTV, where he was joined by Tara, Zeba Shehnaz, Bushra Ansari, and Ashraf Khan.
Later, both the performers and the show became well-known across the nation. Up to the show’s cancellation in 1985, Jahangir was a recurring character.
Jahangir was then said to have emigrated to United States, where he spent the following 23 years. He restarted his career after returning to Pakistan by appearing in Aamir Liaquat Hussain’s local TV productions and the comedy series Khabarnaak. Jahangir revealed his financial difficulties in 2021 and claimed that it had became difficult for him to even arrange for his prescription medications for stroke and other illnesses.
For his work in Fifty Fifty, Jahangir received the Pride of Performance award in the 1980s. He received the Tamgha-i-Imtiaz medal and a lifetime achievement award in 2020.
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