Veteran playwright, satirist Shoaib Hashmi passes away in Lahore
Shoaib Hashmi had been suffering from a prolonged illness. He passed away at the age of 84
Pakistan’s renowned playwright, intellectual and teacher Shoaib Hashmi passed away in Lahore, his son Adeel Hashmi confirmed to Geo News on Monday.
Hashmi had been suffering from prolonged illness as he suffered a brain haemorrhage 12 years ago. He was 84.
The veteran theatre legend had penned multiple shows for Pakistan Television (PTV) including Akkar Bakkar, Sach Gupp, Taal Matol.
PTV official Twitter account also shared a tribute following his passing. “A man of letters, words, humour, wit and prose - the legend #ShoaibHashmi has passed away after prolonged illness.”
Hashmi hold illustrious academic record including a master’s in economics from the Government College Lahore and an MSc degree from the prestigious London School of Economics. He had also taught at the GCL.
Hashmi received Tamgha-i-Imtiaz and the honorable President’s Award for Pride of Performance.
It is pertinent to mention that Hashmi was the son-in-law of legendary poet Faiz Ahmed Faiz and the husband of Salima Hashmi. He is survived by a son and a daughter.
Hashmi, who also studied theatre from the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts, London, will be remembered for the columns he wrote for The News and the Gulf News.