Karachi: legendary actor in radio, theater, film, and TV, Muhammad Qavi Khan left the world at 80 in Canada.
Qavi khan age was 80 years when he passed in Canada. Mohammadi Qavi Khan was born in Peshawar on 13 November 1942 in Peshawar, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, and raised in Swat. He associated himself with Radio Pakistan from an early age where he mastered the sound of the voice. After that, he started working in theater and acting on Pakistan Television and soon became one of the leading actors.
Khan began his illustrious career in the world of entertainment as a child actor from Radio Pakistan, Peshawar. His story truly took off when television broadcasting was first initiated in Lahore in 1964, and he signed on with Pakistan Television Corporation as one of the earliest actors of PTV.
Qavi’s film career kicked off in 1965 and he has since been part of more than 200 films/telefilms. He was an experienced producer of Urdu & Punjabi movies and even directed the movie “The Tiger Gang” in 1971. He truly left a lasting impression on Lollywood with his immense contribution over the years. The film is based on the Kommissar X Eurospy and stars Tony Kendall, Brad Harris, Gisela Hahn, Mohammad Ali, and Zeba, along with Qavi Khan.
From 1984 to 1985, The audience still remembers him for his unique role in the crime and law drama series ‘Andhira Ajala’ in Ashre, in which he played the role of an inspector. However, the black and white drama ‘Lakhon Mein Teen’ on PTV was his first drama aired in 1966.
His acting career began with his first television appearance in the widely popular Pakistani romantic series “Ishqa Waay”. He starred alongside Sami Khan and Rabab Hashim in his debut role. He recently featured in the TV series “Alif Allah Aur Insaan” which was aired on Hum TV in 2017.
Muhammad Qavi Khan also had a timeless character ‘Mirza Ghalib’ which was also a masterpiece drama of his early career. However, he also continues to perform on private T-channels, with Angan, Chupke Chupke Cinderella, Betiyaan, Meri Shahzadi, Ashiana, meri Behan meri Dewrani, din, mirza and sons, Susar in law, Bulandi, Tamizuddin Ki Badtameez Family, Short Film Tharki, Naino Mein, and Ezzat Ki Roti, Baadloon per Basaira being among his significant works.
In 1968, Qavi Khan married Naheed Qavi, and his family now lives in Canada. He has four children: two sons, Adnan Qavi and Mehran Qavi, and two daughters, with the elder daughter’s name being Mehnaz Qavi.
The two eldest children in the family, Adnan Qavi Khan, and Mehran Qavi Khan, starred in drama series on PTV in the late nineties, but later they put their careers on hold to pursue careers in the IT industry.
In 1980, Muhammad Qavi Khan was awarded the Hasan-e-Persahiya Medal, and he has also won many Nigar awards. He was also awarded Sitara e Imtiaz. In March 2011, the Pakistan National Council of the Arts (PNCA) arranged an event in its auditorium to honor the achievements of Qavi Khan in Islamabad. This year, the government also nominated him for Pakistan’s biggest award “Nishan e Pakistan”.
After fighting cancer for a long time, He left us all at the age of 80 on march 6, 2023. May his soul rest in peace!