Celebrities lament demise of veteran actor Abid Ali

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Pakistan’s entertainment industry lost its legendary actor Abid Ali on Thursday night.

A couple of days prior to his demise, showbiz and his fandom prayed for his health as he was battling a liver disease at a hospital in Karachi.

Abid Ali, a recipient of the prestigious Pride of Performance, passed away at the age of 67.

Abid Ali was handed various credentials in his lifetime success, from his journey on television to venturing into production and direction.


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إِنَّا لِلّهِ وَإِنَّـا إِلَيْهِ رَاجِعونَ . Words cannot express the deep sorrow I feel on your passing. I am numbed and in disbelief. You have been kind, patient, encouraging. You’ve been so much more than a mentor, and inspiration, a guide, a legend, a senior. You have been a friend. The world will remember you as Abid Ali Saab, the greatest of us. For me, you will always be my Agha Jaan. . Farewell you lovely man. May you shine on brighter in heaven insha Allah. It has been the honour of my life to have worked alongside you, and to have been in your company. You will be missed. May Allah grant you the highest place in Jannah, ameen. #gonetosoon #abidali #aghajaan 😔

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Saba Qamar also recalled her time working with the actor and said it was an unforgettable experience. “He always brought so much light to everyone around him. Such a legend. You’ll be missed Sir Abid Ali,” she wrote on Instagram.

Maya Ali, Ayesha Omar, Humayun Saeed, Ali Zafar, Fahad Mustafa, among other big names, also paid their condolences on his sad demise.


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He was a class apart as an actor. Always so humble and ever smiling. R.I.P Abid Ali Sahab.

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