Renowned writer, actor Rauf Khalid dies in road accident

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Renowned television writer, director, artist Abdul Rauf Khalid died on Thursday in a road accident at motorway when he was on his way to Sheikhupura.
Reports said the tyre of his car burst and it crashed into roadside fence, killing Rauf on the spot.
The late actor was son-in-law of late provincial minister Syed Zafar Ali Shah and brother-in-law of Provincial Health Minister Syed Zahir Shah. He is survived by a wife two sons and a daughter.
According to the family sources, his Namaz-e-Janaza will be held after Juma prayer at the residence of Syed Zahir Ali Shah at Shami Road.
Rauf Khalid was the founder president and chancellor of the National Institute of Cultural Studies, Lok Virsa Islamabad.
He was known for his Kashmir-based patriotic plays. He also worked as an actor in TV and film. Besides, Rauf Khalid was a painter, lyricist, speaker and an educationist.
His paintings have been exhibited in the World Fine Art Gallery at New York and the Omma Art Gallery in Crete Greece. He remained a student at Islamia College Peshawar.
In 1989, he wrote and partially directed PTV’s thriller, Maddar, a seven-episode serial, exposing drug trafficking, from PTV Quetta centre. In 1991, he wrote Guest House, a 52-episode comedy series that turned out to be a popular comedy series for PTV. In 1995, Rauf Khalid directed, produced and acted in drama serial “Angaar Wadi’.
In 1998 he directed, produced and acted another 27-episode drama serial ‘Laag’.
In 2003, Rauf Khalid released his debut film Laaj, as (writer, director, producer and actor). The film Laaj won 12 Bolan Awards, 14 Graduate Awards, 4 National Film Awards and Luxstyle Award. In 2008, Rauf Khalid also produced his third television serial ‘Mishaal’ as writer and director.

88 COMMENTS

  1. INNA LILLAHE WA INNA ELEHE RAJEUN.ALLAH inki maghferat kare aur JANNATUL FIRDOS mai ajag ata farmae AAMEEN.

  2. Inna lillah hey wa inna ilahey rajaoon !!! Extremely sad to know about the sudden demise of a very talented all encompassing artist. He was an asset for Pakistan, He will be remembered for his contributions and for his work for the people of Kasmir. May ALLAH forgive him and he finds peace and rest in the eternal world. We will miss the gentleman and will remember him for his work.

  3. Inna lillah hey wa inna ilahey rajaoon…Allah unhein jannat mein jagha aata farmaye or hamare liye bhi baes e maghfirat farmaye

  4. INNA LILLA HI WA INNA ELAE HI RAAJIOON
    MAY ALLAH BLESS HIM WITH THY REHMA AND MERCIES , LIFT ALL HIS SINS AWAY. MAY GOD GIVE COURAGE TO THE DICEASED FAMILY TO GET THROUGH THIS DIFFICULT TIME……… ANOTHER GR8 PERSONALITY DIES

  5. He was a neighbour for a long time and perhaps even last year said his eid prayers in the Gulbahar colony Peshawar mosque. My commiserations to the bereaved family. May his soul rest in peace.

  6. I still remember the day I used to watch him,from the third floor of my house, making art statues and paintings in early 1980s. Since then I never saw him but today after learning about his sad demise I am shocked and pray from the core of my heart, May God bless him. Dr jamil khan Chicago

  7. INA LILAHE WA INA ILEHE RAJEUN he will be remembered for his great and outstanding work such legends born in centuries,life is actually very uncertain may his soul rest in peace AAMEEN.

  8. I was shocked last night when news regarding his accidental death appeared on tv channels. We lost a man, who was asset for his family and this country.

  9. Extremely sad news. Remember his play Dhuwan. May his soul rest in peace & may Allah be with his family & grant them patience to cope with their loss.

  10. innah lillahe wa inna ilahe rajion
    aisa itni jaldi nai hona chaiye tha, he is a great writer, lyricist, painter, director, producer.. and beside this, he is a great person… a role model for our young generation

  11. The world (HELL) we live in is not meant for such good souls. May he rest in peace and he has gone to a place he truly belongs! Heavens!!!

  12. .انا للله و انا اليه راجعون.very sorry to know,,,good person,,intelligent,,hardworking nice person.. Allah Ta’ala us ki gunah maaf or maghfirat karey ,,Aameen…

  13. May Allah rest his soul in peace.Ameen,he was no doubt a very nice and talented person BUT

    In this news the main part of his life has not been reported that he was a senior CSP official of Customs Group.

  14. RIP- I met Khalid Bhai on several occasions in the recent past. I found him a very pleasant personality. So sad to hear about his untimely demise. Allah bless his sould and give patience to his family to bear this tragedy. Ameen.

  15. ALLAH unn ko jannat main aalah muqaam atta kare aur family members ko yeh sadma bardashat karne ki himmat de (ameen).

  16. Its really a shocking news to heard about the sad demise of such a great speaker and an educationist. it is an irreparable loss to his family.
    May his soul rest in peace. (ameen)

  17. Very sad,great loss known him from Pakistan Marine academy ,we shared the same room in junior term at haji camp.May Almighty rest his soul in eternal peace.

  18. I was shocked when i came to know about his untimely sudden death. He really lives in hearts of Pakistani patriotics.He was a man of skills and a legend. I can never forget his serial Angar Wadi. I just pray for him. May Allah rest his soul in heavens, Ameen.

  19. It is so sad that our friend Rauf Khalid passed away on 24th November 2011 he was involed in car accident. may Allah extend the departed soul place in Heaven, I have known him personnally and was a very good friend, May Allah gives the family strength to withstand great loss.

  20. Rauf Khalid was a very lively person..one of the very good friends and mates of my childhood…he has done marvelous jobs in his field..no doubt he was a great man..may Allah Pak rest his soul in peace…he will be remembered always and his absence would be greatly felt.

    Mustaan Siddiqi – Pak Qatar Family Takaful

  21. BIG LOSS .MAY ALLAHA REST HIM IN PEACE IN THE ETERNAL WORLD
    AND GIVE PEACE TO THE WIDOW AND THE ORPHANS.

  22. i cant explain my feelings in words, he was a legend, a hero, my ideal…….m sopeech less.its unrecoverable loss for whole nation,……….
    lubna

  23. The really great and nice person the people of pakistan will always remember him in his prayer and please request to all people to pray for him

  24. Rauf Khalid was my favourite actor, when i was in my chiledhood. I have seen all the Episodes of serial laag,. then I was in 5th class …….
    I have just heared the news about the death of such nice Actor.
    MAY HIS SOUL RESt IN PEASE………

  25. Rauf Khalid was my favourite Actor, when I was in my chiledhood. I have seen all the Episodes of serial laag, Then I was in 5th class …….
    I Have just heared the news About the death of such nice Actor.
    MAY HIS SOUL REST IN PEACE…………….
    Waheguru Osdi Aatma nu Shanti bakshe……………..

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