The 28th death anniversary of Salim Nasir, a versatile film and television actor, and recipient of the Pride of Performance award.
Decades years after his death, Nasir is remembered for both his comic and serious roles – all of which he performed with sheer brilliance on screen.
Hailing from a Pathan family, Nasir was born on November 15, 1944 in the city of Nagpur in India. He started his career with the film Zeb-un-Nisa in the year 1976. But it was his work at the Pakistan Television that shot him to fame.
Nasir’s acting was such that he would deliver impeccable performances in both comic and serious roles. Some of his memorable performances include Sultan Jalal ud Din in the serial Aakhree Chataan and Captain Sarwar Shaheed in the drama series Nishan e Haider.
While the actor’s performance in Aangan Terrha remains one of the most memorable comic role performances of the times, other dramas including Bandish, Ankahi, Dastak, Jangloos and Yanaseeb Clinic have also witnessed him perform some of his best roles.
The actor passed away in 1989 after suffering a cardiac arrest. To honour his performances, Nasir was posthumously awarded the Pride of Performance in 1990.