Veteran television star, director and producer Abid Ali (Dilawar from Waris) passed away in a Karachi hospital after a prolonged liver disease. He was 67.
His wife Rabia Abid Ali and daughter Rahma Ali confirmed his death.
Born Abid Sher Ali in 1952 in Quetta, he worked as an actor, director, and producer, acting in several TV and film productions.
After working at Radio Pakistan, Dilawar launched a successful career as an actor with the PTV drama ‘Jhok Sial’ in 1973. But he was perhaps best known for his role as ‘Dilawar Khan’ in ‘Waris’, the classic 1979 PTV drama serial.Abid Ali had three daughters, including renowned model and actress Iman Aly and singer Rahma Ali. Abid Ali, the prestigious award-winning actor who touched the heights of fame in television, was born in 1952 in Quetta.
Saba Qamar, Maya Ali, Ayesha Omar and other Pakistani showbiz personalities expressed their condolences as the news of his death started to spread last night.