Legendary actor Shakeel Kamal Yousuf died Thursday at the age of 85 following a brief illness, ARY News reported, citing his family.
The legendary actor died this afternoon at CMH Hospital after the artist had been unwell for several days, family members said in a statement.
Yousuf Kamal, better known by his stage name Shakeel Yousuf, has become a prominent figure in the Pakistani entertainment industry.
The star is known for his impeccable acting skills, most notably for his memorable roles in various television series.
Especially his work in the hit PTV drama “Onkel Urfi” (1972) captivated the audience and showcased his extraordinary talent.
The legendary TV series “Aangan Terha” (1984) saw Shakir’s stellar performance as “Mehboob Ahmed”.
Apart from his television appearances, the famous actor has also made a major contribution to Pakistani cinema. His versatility is not limited to media, he has also acted in several local films and captivated audiences with his diverse performances.
He also had an international breakthrough with the British biopic Jinnah (1998), in which he played Pakistan’s first prime minister, Liaquat Ali Khan, alongside the legendary Christopher Lee.
In 1992, Shakeel Kamal Yousuf received the prestigious Pride of Show Award. In addition to this notable recognition, he was also nominated for Best Supporting Actor in a Drama at the first Sycamore Drama Awards in 2005.