Celebs, politicians note Suhail Asghar’s passing is ‘a great loss for Pakistan’

Veteran actor Suhail Asghar, who passed away in Lahore on Saturday, is now being remembered on Twitter by his fellow actors and friends. Asghar had been admitted to a Lahore hospital for a week until his passing yesterday at 11:30 AM. His funeral took place today in the Bahria Town locality of Lahore. He was battling health issues for some time now, having undergone a gastric surgery recently too. While actors Mohib Mirza and Faysal Qureshi were among the first to comment on his untimely demise, many have since lamented the loss on the micro-blogging site. Actor Adnan Siddiqui tweeted, “Another legend bids goodbye. Sohail bhai was an inspiration for many aspiring actors, keeping his family in my prayers and thoughts.” Humayun Saeed chimed in, “Saddened to learn about Sohail Asghar sahab's passing. May Allah bless his soul. [My] deepest condolences to his family” Another legend bids goodbye. Sohail bhai was an inspiration for many aspiring actors. Keeping his family in my prayers and thoughts. pic.twitter.com/cF6XgH3CXG
— Adnan Siddiqui (@adnanactor) November 13, 2021 إِنَّا لِلَّٰهِ وَإِنَّا إِلَيْهِ رَاجِعُونَ Saddened to learn about Sohail Asghar sb's passing. May Allah bless his soul. Deepest condolences to his family pic.twitter.com/dEPbImopST
— Humayun Saeed (@iamhumayunsaeed) November 13, 2021 Mansha Pasha heard about the tragic news in the evening and tweeted, “Many condolences to the family, just heard the tragic news. We seem to be losing so many wonderful artists lately. Allah reham karay [May God have mercy] and his soul rest in peace, Ameen.” While actor Aijaz Aslam added, “Veteran actor Suhail Asghar is no more. May Allah rest his soul in heaven.” Many condolences to the family of sohail asghar sahab. Just heard the tragic news. We seem to be losing so many wonderful artists lately. Allah reham karay.
May his soul rest in peace. Ameen. pic.twitter.com/iOMfQvpIHt
— Mansha Pasha (@manshapasha) November 13, 2021 Veteran actor sohail asghar is no more with us , May Allah rest his soul in Heaven. Aameen #sohailAsghar #rip pic.twitter.com/FbIFW3UKUF
— aijaz aslam (@aijazz7) November 13, 2021 Actor Shaan Shahid called the veteran’s demise “a great loss for Pakistan.” He went on to commend the ‘depth’ and ‘brilliance’ of Asghar’s craft and assured that he will always be remembered. “Our artistic heritage and history must be preserved for the future generations to learn from,” added Shahid. RIP sohail asghar sb .. indeed a great loss for Pakistan .. the depth and brilliance of sohail sbs craft will always be remembered 🇵🇰😞💯🙏🏼 our artistic heritage and history must be preserved .. for the future generations to learn from .. pic.twitter.com/d7ew26jBxK
— Shaan Shahid (@mshaanshahid) November 13, 2021 The Yalghaar star also commented beneath Dr Shahid Masood’s tweet announcing Asghar’s passing. “One by one, we lose our artists but never get the chance to learn from them,” he shared. “Their knowledge unused by so many, I wish like in sports, we should have coaches in art as well so our generations to come can have an authentic guidance about the medium of acting.” RIP sohail sb 🇵🇰😞One by one we lose our artists , yet we never get a chance to learn from them their knowledge unused by so many . I wish like in sports we should have coaches in art as well so our generations to come should have authentic guidance of the medium of acting .
— Shaan Shahid (@mshaanshahid) November 13, 2021 Television host Aamir Liaquat reminisced Asghar’s love for him. “Another jewel left us, another talented man departed from the world. Suhail Asghar loved me so much because he did not have time for hatred, may Allah grant him his utmost Maghfirah.” Another jewel left us, Another talented man departed from the world, Sohail Asghar loved me so much because he did not have time for hatred, may Allah grant him his utmost Maghfirah. چٹھی نہ کوئی سندیس جانے وہ کون سا دیس جہاں تم چلے گئے pic.twitter.com/kJaqOkGMVL
— Aamir Liaquat Husain (@AamirLiaquat) November 13, 2021 While politicians and public figures otherwise also mourned the loss. Senator Faisal Javed Khan shared old photos of Asghar from his earlier serials and tweeted, “Saddened to hear about the loss of a legend. Such a fine actor he was, a huge loss for our entertainment industry. His acting in Chand Girhan as Jahanian Shah was outstanding. May ALLAH rest his soul in peace and give his family and fans enough strength to cope with this loss.” Saddened to hear about the loss of a legend Sohail Asghar. Such a fine actor he was. A huge loss to our ent industry. His acting in "Chand Girhan" as Jahanian Shah was outstanding. May ALLAH rest his soul in peace and give his family & fans enough strength to cope with this loss pic.twitter.com/6NATo3RGib
— Faisal Javed Khan (@FaisalJavedKhan) November 13, 2021 Jibran Nasir called Asghar “a screen icon and a national treasure.” He went on to comment, “May Allah bless the soul of Suhail Asghar and grant his family and friends the patience to bear this huge loss. Chand Girhan, Laag and Murad remain some of his most memorable performances for me as a fan.” A screen icon and a national treasure. Inna Lillahi Wa Inna Ilahi Rajioun. May Allah bless soul of #SohailAsghar sb and grant his family and friends the patience to bear this huge loss. Chand Girhan, Laag and Murad remain some of this most memorable performances for me as a fan. pic.twitter.com/o2I2dAHEen
— M. Jibran Nasir 🇵🇸 (@MJibranNasir) November 13, 2021 Born and raised in the same city, Asghar started off his career in the showbiz industry as an RJ for Radio Pakistan, where he worked for a decade from 1978 to 1988, following which he started acting in theatre productions. He was known for his roles in TV serials Laag, Piyas, Chand Girhan, Khuda ki Basti and Kajal Ghar. Asghar made his film debut in 2003 with Murad. Have something to add to the story? Share it in the comments below.

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