Stage actor Tariq Teddy was laid to rest in Sabzazar graveyard On Saturday in the presence of a large number of his fans and friends from the showbiz industry.
Punjab Chief Minister Chaudhry Pervaiz Elahi, Federal Information Minister Mariyum Aurangzaib, showbiz personalities and people from different walks of life paid rich tribute to Tariq Teddy, saying his services for the promotion of theatre would be remembered. The actor had passed away earlier in the day after remaining under treatment in a hospital for the past week due to liver and breathing problems.
The news of Tariq Teddy’s death was received with grief by his colleagues and all stage and cultural performances in the province were halted for three days. The chief minister announced Rs3 million grant for the bereaved family.
He stated in a message that the family of the actor would be looked after as he had done his best to entertain a large number of people as a comedian and theatre artiste.
Tariq Teddy given smile to public due to his performance in stage plays and in Punjab films. He left sad
The federal information minister prayed for the departed souls and said, “Tariq Teddy had brought smiles to people through his performance in stage plays and films. He left his fans sad and his services will be remembered forever.”
Senior state and film artiste Shiba Butt said, “I had known and worked with Tariq Teddy for the past three decades. I deem him as the stage with a unique style. Tariq spent his whole life making the people happy and the industry will always remember his services.”
Theatre producer Tariq Javed said, “Tariq Teddy was a guarantee of success for any stage drama and he had his own audience that liked his style of Punjabi jugat and dialogues.”
He said the late artiste was a great human in addition to his performance and he had always been ready to guide his juniors. He was cooperative with his team and producers,” Javed added.
Published in The Express Tribune, November 20th, 2022.