Game Show Pioneer Tariq Aziz Passes Away
Celebrities Pay Tribute To 'Neelam Ghar Icon'
Pioneer of the game show and the true entertainer of Pakistan Tariq Aziz left the world and his fans aggrieved. The legend, 84 passed away after protracted illness in Lahore.
Aziz started off with his career from the show ‘Neelam Ghar’ which was renamed later as ‘Tariq Aziz Show.’ The show holds the record of the longest running show as it went on for four decades.
According to Mrs. Aziz, he was a diabetic and was taken to the hospital as his health deteriorated. Though, the actor could not survive the fatal heart attack and departed from this world.
Prime minister Imran Khan tweeted and paid condolences on the sad demise, he said, “Saddened to learn of the passing of Tariq Aziz, an icon in his time and a pioneer of our TV game shows. My condolences and prayers go to his family.”
Saddened to learn of the passing of Tariq Aziz, an icon in his time and a pioneer of our TV game shows. My condolences and prayers go to his family.— Imran Khan (@ImranKhanPTI) June 17, 2020
Tariq Aziz was born in a state of India, Jalandhar on April 28, 1936. After 1947-partition, he was migrated to Sahiwal, Pakistan.
Famous Show ‘Neelam Ghar’ started in 1974 where Aziz showed his well-polished hosting skills. Not only a host, he was also a poet and actor. He has worked in Radio Pakistan, TV and film industry.
On the inauguration of PTV back in November 26, 1964, Aziz was the part of the inaugural news team. Moreover, he has got 42 films in his credit out of which 33 are in Urdu while rests were in Punjabi language.
In recognition to his services, Aziz was awarded by Prestigious Pride of Performance by then President in 1992. Later on, he joined politics also and served the National Assembly from 1997-99.
Opposition leader Shehbaz and Nawaz Sharif also extended their condolences and declared him as a patriotic person.
Soon after the demise of a great person, social media was full of condolences as celebrities pay homage to the deceased. It includes Mawra Hoccane, Vasay Chaudhry, Yasir Hussain, Danish Taimoor, Fakhr-e-Alam, Ali Zafar and Imran Abbas.
A big part of my childhood. May you rest in peace sir. Thankyou for entertaining us with your game shows & so much more❤️— MAWRA HOCANE (Hussain) (@MawraHocane) June 17, 2020
“Dekti aankhon or suntay kanon ko#TariqAziz ka salam” ????????
Good bye Tariq Aziz Sahib.....the legend.....Thank you for your service..... R.I.P pic.twitter.com/X9uHxYIsih— Fakhr-e-Alam (@falamb3) June 17, 2020
Rest in peace Tariq Aziz Sahab. You gave us an era. A childhood full of memories. You gave us gifts and so much more. We forget our heroes too soon. But I am confident you shall never be forgotten. Such was your presence. #RIP #TariqAziz https://t.co/xMNGO29P7s— Ali Zafar (@AliZafarsays) June 17, 2020
"Dekhti aankhon suntay kaano" .. aaj jese Pakistan Tv ke sir se kisi buzurg ka saaya uth gaya. A few faces make us feel as if the time stands still, their presence makes us belief that still we have a connection to our past, they are the reminiscences of timelessness, like moon, sun and fragrances attached to flowers. The legend, the institution, the trendsetter, an era in himself, the poet, the undisputed king of gameshows , the inaugral voice of PTV, Tariq Aziz Sahab was certainly one of them who made us believe that still we have affinity with rapidly blurring hues and fading colours of yesterday. R.i.P Sir!!! Aap jesa koi ab koi nahi aaye ga. "Hum wo syaah bakht hain tariq ke sheher mein .. Kholain dukaan kafan ki to sub merna chhor den". Inna Lillahe Wa Inna Elehe Rajeoon.