A writer, actor, critic, Rashid Suhrawardy was famously known in literary circles as Robert Ashby and only son of former Pakistani prime minister Huseyn Shaheed Suhrawardy, has passed away in London a few days ago. Mr Suhrawardy was unmarried and so leaves no direct heirs, but his closest relatives are Begum Shahida Jamil, Begum Naz Ashraf and Princess Sarvath El Hassan.
He got his education from UK at Charterhouse School and Oxford University. An actor of par excellence, he had attended Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London. Later, he joined the Royal Shakespeare Company.
Huseyn Shaheed Suhrawardy had served as Pakistan’s fifth prime minister. Belonging to the Awami League, he assumed charge of the office on September 12 in 1956. He resigned on October 17 in 1957.
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17 November, 2019