Famous stage actor Mirza Akhtar Shirani passes away

Syed Umarullah HussainiWeb Editor

09th Jun, 2020. 08:36 am
Mirza Akhter shirani

Famous stage actor Mirza Akhtar Shirani passed away, owing to kidney-related complications. 

The late actor was suffering from a respiratory ailment for the past several days and was placed on a ventilator after having difficulty in breathing, according to his family.

His son, Ali Raza, said that his father’s funeral prayers will be offered at Imambargah Rizvia Society while burial will take place at Wadi-e-Hussain cemetery on Tuesday (today).

Mirza Akhtar Shirani shot to fame after his role in Umar Shareef’s comedy play Bakra Qiston Pe . His other famous dramas include Budha Ghar Par Hai amongst various others.

Karachi Arts Council President Muhammad Ahmad Shah expressed deep sorrow over the demise, saying that Shirani was a good-natured man and friendly member of the council.

Shirani was popularly known as “Mirza ji” in the showbiz industry. He featured in numerous stage plays with greats including Umer Sharif and Moin Akhtar and was considered as one of the legendary actors of the country.

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