My dear teacher friend, Hassam Qazi

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(Written and researched by Lala Samad Khan Usmani)

Date of Birth: 1963

Place of Birth: Quetta, Pakistan

Date of Death: July 3, 2004

Place of Death: Karachi, Pakistan

Age: 42 years

Life:

With PTV

 Affiliation: 1980-2004

Hassam Qazi was born in Quetta, Pakistan in 1963 and after his primary education, he completed his Masters in Commerce from Quetta University. He took up the field of education and was appointed to the post of a college lecturer, which he retained throughout his life.

Hassam was diagnosed with a heart condition that prevented him from continuing his acting journey after 2000. On 3 July 2004, Hussam Qazi died of a heart attack at the age of 42.

PTV Memories:

Hassam Qazi was serious about acting from the beginning. He started his acting and association with PTV in 1980 with Dost Mohammad Gashkuri’s drama “Khali Haat”.

Hassam Qazi was also working as a lecturer which he did not want to quit but nevertheless he continued his career and appeared in PTV dramas Quetta, Karachi and Islamabad. He gained fame through his play “Shadows” which was directed by Kazem Pasha. His other famous plays include Marvi, Dard Ke Rishte, Des Pardes, Mati Ki Murt, Sahana, Labi Darya, Kishkol, Gharana, Mehrab Khan and Chakar-e-Azam.

His drama Marvi not only introduced actress Ghazal Siddiqui in 1994, but because of Hassam Qazi’s powerful acting, this drama became one of the most popular dramas in the history of PTV.

He also showed his best in the drama Chakar-e-Azam which was about the history and culture of his own province of Balochistan.

Hassam Qazi died on July 3, 2004 at the age of 42. He is buried in his native graveyard in Quetta.