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Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif condoles the death of Yawar Hayat

yawar-hayat-ptv-producerLahore : Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has expressed deep sense of sorrow and grief over the sad demise of prominent Producer Yawar Hayat. He expressed sympathies and condolences with the bereaved family.

Nawaz Sharif said that Yawar Hayat has produced memorable dramas which are still popular. He said that services of Yawar Hayat in promoting TV Dramas will be remembered forever.

The Prime Minister prayed that may Allah Almighty rest the departed soul in eternal peace and grant courage and strength to the members of the bereaved family to bear the irreparable loss with fortitude.

Yawar Hayat Khan was the “last tower of the creative era of production”, says playwright Mustansar Hussain Tarar.He said that “with the departure of Yawar Hayat a creative era of production and direction has come to an end”.

Yawar Hayat died on Thursday was under treatment at CMH after having developed lung complications.

Yawar Hayat Khan (born in Lahore on 18 October 1943-died 3rd November 2016)at the age of 73 years .He was the eldest son of Brigadier Azmat Hayat Khan and grandson of Sir Sikandar Hayat Khan, the Punjabi Jatt Khattar aristocrat and statesman. From his mother’s side he was the nephew of Anwar Kamal Pasha, a famed early film director of Pakistan and a grandson of the famous Urdu poet and writer, Hakim Ahmad Shuja. He was initially educated at the Aitchison College, and then went on for his Bachelor of Arts degree to the Forman Christian College.

He  was a former producer and director of the Pakistan Television Corporation (PTV) starting from 1965 to 2004. He is considered one of the chief architects of Pakistan Television drama serials in its early years after television was introduced in Pakistan in 1964. He had a great command over script and we would do a lot of rehearsal to achieve perfection. He had a passion for work and his dedication to profession was exemplary.

He directed the immensely popular rural folk drama Jhok Siyaal (1973), based on a work written earlier by Syed Shabbir Hussain Shah, the Punjabi writer (husband of the classical singer Malika Pukhraj and father of Ghazal singer Tahira Syed. This was followed by serials such as Samandar, Nasheman, Dehleez, Sahil, Gumshuda and others, between the 1980s and 1990s. He retired in 2004.
The influence of film director Sir David Lean is often visible on Khan’s work, especially his epic, panoramic shots of natural scenes.

In an interview on TV, Yawar Hayat also compared some of his work to the writings of the American writer William Faulkner, stating that he also created ‘highly cerebral’ and ‘complex’ works, that often reflected the lives of decaying feudal autocrats at odds with a changing society; as well as a diversity of rural and urban poor engaged in a ‘harsh and sometimes grotesque struggle’ for existence.

Veteran TV actor Behroze Sabzwari gives a lot of credit to producer/director Yawar Hayat Khan for high quality TV dramas produced on Pakistan Television Corporation.

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