Well-known Pakistani artist and creator of puppet comedy character Uncle Sargam Farooq Qaiser has passed away.
Farooq Qaiser was suffering from a heart condition and passed away in Islamabad today.
Farooq Qaiser was born in Lahore on October 31, 1945. He studied at the National College of Arts, Lahore.
Farooq Qaiser was a writer, columnist, cartoonist and TV producer who proved his mettle in all fields. He was also involved in teaching at NCA and Fatima Jinnah Women’s University.
However, the popular PTV program ‘Kaliyan’ became his identity in which the role of Uncle Sargam brought immense fame, through this role he highlighted social issues.
Hasnain Qaiser, the grandson of the deceased, said that Farooq Qaiser had been suffering from a heart ailment for a long time.