Famous TV host Tariq Aziz passes away at the age of 84
Famous Pakistani host of ‘Neelam Ghar’, and actor, Tariq Aziz passed away today in Lahore at the age of 84 years. Tariq Aziz was admitted to a private hospital last night after feeling critically ill. However, the cause of his death is still unknown.
Tariq Aziz was a Pakistani film actor, television show host, and politician, known for his work on the PTV’s Quiz Show Neelam Ghar, later renamed the Tariq Aziz Show and later known as Bazm-e-Tariq Aziz. Aziz was born in Jalandhar on April 28, 1936. After partition, his family migrated to Pakistan and settled in Sahiwal, where he received his primary education. He started his career with Radio Pakistan in the 1960s and later went on to become Pakistan’s first television host.
— Radio Pakistan (@RadioPakistan) June 17, 2020
Pakistani celebrities expressed their grief over the death of legendary TV host Tariq Aziz and paid rich tributes to him. Pakistani stars turned to social media and paid tribute to the Neelam Ghar host Tariq Aziz.
Legend is, what legend does. He served us all. For so so long. Pakistan is indebted to you Tariq Aziz Sir. Truly, the end of an era.
May Allah bless you. My condolences to his family and all of Pakistan. 🙏🏼♥️🇵🇰#TariqAziz pic.twitter.com/kRflbgrfVu
— Mahira Khan (@TheMahiraKhan) June 17, 2020
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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
A big part of my childhood. May you rest in peace sir. Thankyou for entertaining us with your game shows & so much more❤️
“Dekti aankhon or suntay kanon ko#TariqAziz ka salam” 🤲🏻
— MAWRA HOCANE (Hussain) (@MawraHocane) June 17, 2020
— Armeena 🦋 (@ArmeenaRK) June 17, 2020
Tariq Aziz Sahab was the host I have always looked up to.I remember he gave me some tips 4 hosting.He said read as much as u can & eventually it will impact on ur hosting also asked him how does he remember so much Shairs & he said I learn one shair by heart everyday! #TariqAziz pic.twitter.com/QX2CYDOWV0
— Dr. Shaista Lodhi (@IamShaistaLodhi) June 17, 2020
For his services to the entertainment industry, he was awarded the prestigious Pride of Performance Award by the government in 1992. President Arif Alvi prayed for the anchor’s soul to rest in peace and Prime Minister Imran Khan said he was saddened to hear about Aziz’s death.
A chapter closes with the sad demise of Tariq Aziz. May his soul rest in peace. I will fondly remember his opening greetings in Neelam Ghar.
دیکھتی آنکھوں اور سنتے کانوں کو طارق عزیز کا سلام
إِنَّا لِلّهِ وَإِنَّـا إِلَيْهِ رَاجِعونَ
— Dr. Arif Alvi (@ArifAlvi) June 17, 2020
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