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Liaquat Soldier

Liaquat Ali (Urdu: ????? ?????? ?; 1952 – 30 March 2011), better known by his stage name Liaquat Soldier, was a Pakistani stage and television comedy actor, writer, and director. Born in 1952, Soldier started his acting career in 1973.

He featured in over 250 plays and co-starred with many famous theatre personalities, including the likes of Moin Akhtar, Furqan Haider, Umer Sharif, Hanif Raja and Shahzad Raza. He came from a modest, low-income family of Marwari background inKarachi.

Soldier’s unusual last name was given to him by his friend Nazar Hussain, a stage artist.[1] Channels for which Soldier worked included Geo TV, SAMAA TV, Dhoom TV, Metro, Hum TV and ARY Digital. Overseas, he worked in the United States, Dubai and South Africa.

Born Liaquat Soldier
1952
Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan
Died 30 March 2011 (aged 58)
Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan
Occupation Actor, comedian
Years active 1973–2011

Death

On 30 March 2011, Soldier died of a heart attack; before his immediate death, he was reportedly participating in a live TV show during a special transmission of the semi-final between India and Pakistan of the 2011 Cricket World Cup and had died by the time he was transported to the hospital.

His death was called “a big loss to the world of comedy dramas”, while, a friend described him as not only a good actor but a “humble, good person.” The news of his death was also announced on Cricinfo, in the commentary scorecard at the start of Pakistan’s innings in the match.

Soldier is survived by his wife, daughter and three sons. His body is buried in the old Mewa Shah graveyard located in SITE Town.

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