ISLAMABAD: Former Director General Radio Pakistan and Managing Director PTV Agha Nasir passed away in Islamabad on Tuesday.
His funeral prayers will be offered after Asar prayers today.
He was born on 9th February 1937 in Mumbai, India.
Agha was a true celebrity in the Pakistani TV industry. He started off as a broadcaster for the Pakistan Radio in 1955, and by the time television came to Pakistan in 1964, he had already made known for himself as a radio writer, broadcaster and producer.
Agha Nasir had directed different Pakistani movies, and had worked with Pakistani stars including Waheed Murad and Talat Iqbal. Apart from direction, he was also a much admired writer.
Agha Nasir also contributed in the design of the logo of PTV. He also produced drama serials, such as Girah and Pani Peh Naam. One of his directions, Taleem-e-Balighan, is considered as the one of the best stage dramas ever to have aired on PTV.
He also received President Pride of Performance Award.
Agha Nasir authored six books. His latest book, This is PTV: Another Day, Another World, traces the history of Pakistan’s first television channel.