Drama writer, legendary author and critic Dr. Anwar Sajjad passed away in in Lahore, Thursday (June 6). He left behind a widow and a daughter.
In a condolence message, Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Information Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan said that Pakistan lost a star in the field of knowledge and his services in literature will be remembered for a long. She prayed that Al-Mighty Allah may forgive him and grant courage to the bereaved family to bear this irreparable loss.
Sajjad was not only known for an impeccable command on short-story writing and fiction at large but he was an incredibly talented voice-over artist, teacher and a mentor to several leading names in the industry.
His notable works of published fiction include masterpieces such as Chauraha, Janam Roop, Khushiyon Ka Baagh and Neeli Notebook. A medical doctor by profession, Sajjad always had a knack for not just writing but performing arts at large. He wrote a number of critically acclaimed plays for Pakistan Television including Picnic, Raat ka Pichla Pehar, Koyal and Yeh Zameen Meri Hai to name a few. He was also a fine actor who starred in a number of PTV productions and was also nominated for a PTV award for his performance in drama serial Saba aur Samandar.
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