Veteran television actor Abid Ali has passed away at the age of 67 on Thursday.
Ali was admitted in the intensive care unit at Karachi’s Liaquat National Hospital after being diagnosed with liver disease.
Hospital administration confirmed that he breathed his last at 9pm.
Born in Quetta, the actor received the prestigious Presidential award, Pride of Performance. He has three daughters, including Rahma and model and actor Iman.
He was recently seen in the film Heer Maan Ja alongside Ali Rehman Khan and Hareem Farooq.
Abid worked in numerous dramas such as Mehendi, Diyar-e-Dil, Daldal, Moorat, Rukhsati, Baitiyaan, Bad Gumaan, Gushtakh Ishq, Naagin and others.
With the news breaking of his demise, tributes began pouring in from the acting fraternity.
“We worked together in so many dramas and he was one of my closest friends in the industy,” renowned writer and poet Amjad Islam told The Express Tribune.
“He was one of the pioneers in the drama industry despite not having any formal acting training,” he added.
“Abid Ali was a fatherly figure for me in the industry and will be sorely missed,” fellow actor Bushra Ansari said.
#AbidAli became the top Twitter trend in the country as users of the micro-blogging site paid tribute to the actor.