The writer of one of the all time famous and most celebrated sitcom in the history of Pakistan Television (PTV) – Alif Noon – has succumbed to his prolonged sickness following a heart attack in Karachi on Thursday.
Born in Bihar, India in 1930, the famous humour writer and actor died at the age of 85. He had shown his acting a writing skills in number of plays along with his services as director and editor.
However, it was his famous Alif Noon alongside Rafi Khawar aka Nannha that marked the climax of Rizvi’s fame. The sitcom used to portray and highlight several negative aspects of Pakistani society in which frauds, forgery, cheating, etc., not only were widespread in those days, but have been undermining the country since then.
He had been working as an editor for popular digests including Tehzeeb, Aina and Shama for many years and remained adhered to BBC Urdu for some time.
Earlier this year, the legendary writer had expressed his unhappiness over the insensibility of society towards arts and literature.
“Our society is in dire straits. Who has time for the arts in this day and age? Our artists have drowned in waters of oblivion”, deplored the writer, showing his grievances over the fact.