Renowned actor Jamil Fakhri passed away on Thursday, in Lahore after being hospitalised in critical condition since May 31.
Fakhri, who had had a history of diabetes and blood pressure, was also a heart patient. He was put on a ventilator because his respiration was not strong enough.
Family insiders said that the actor had been unable to control his anxiety ever since the kidnapping of his son, Ali Ayaz Fakhri in the US. On December 7, 2010, information about Ali’s gruesome murder surfaced.
Ali was said to have been cut up into pieces before being set on fire. Jamil Fakhri had said that his son had no enemies and the kidnapping was a mystery. The news of his son’s murder had taken a decided toll on the late actor.
Fakhri is widely known for his role as a police constable, Jafar Hussain in PTV’s famous drama, Andera Ujala. Aside from appearing on television, Fakhri had also worked as theatre artist.