Rauf Khalid, Pakistan’s famous writer, director, artist Abdul Rauf Khalid passed away on Thursday, after he came across a road accident at motorway, while on his way to Sheikhupura.
The details have shown that the accident occurred due to bursting of tyre after which it crashed into a roadside fence, which caused Rauf’s death at the spot.
The deceased was son in law of late provincial minister Sayed Zafar Ali Shah and and brother-in-law of Provincial Minister for Health Syed Zahir Shah. The late actor has left a wife, two sons and a daughter behind.
Family sources have also informed that Namaz-e-Janaza of the deceased will be offered after Jumma prayer at the residence of Syed Zahir Ali Shah at Shami Road here.
He started his writing career with PTV’s thriller Maddar, which was a seven-episode serial exposing drug trafficking, telecast from PTV Quetta centre. He had also partially directed the Maddar.
In 1991, Rauf wrote Guest House a 52-espisde comedy series which earned much popularity for PTV. The drama also served as a big platform for most of the actors to make their identity. Film star Afzal Khan, who performed as Rambo
in the serial was permanently given that name.
His next big project was Angar Wadi, a famous 15-episode drama, which was on-aired in 1994. It was written on the Kashmir issue, where he not only acted as a producer but also as a writer and director.
Rauf once again raised the issue of Kashmir in 1998, in his another famouse 29-episode drama serial ‘Laag’.
In 2003, Rauf launched his debut film Laaj as a writer, director, producer and actor. The film made a big business and won 12 Bolan Awards, 14 Graduate Awards, 4 National Film Awards and Luxstyle Award.
He also wrote and directed another famous drama serial Mishal in year 2008.
Rauf Khalid led the foundation of National Institute of Cultural Studies, Lok Virsa Islamabad, as a President and Chancellor. Other than this, the talented Rauf was also a painter, lyricist, speaker and educationist. His paintings
have been exhibited in the World Fine Art Gallery at New York and the Omma Art Gallery in Crete Greece.