Abdul Ahmed Khaksar, a famous Afghan actor and comedian, died in Kabul on Monday due to illness, Khaksar's relatives told TOLOnews.
Khaksar died at age 67 due to lung disease in Ibn-e-Sina hospital.
He worked for more than 40 years in theater and cinema. Relatives of Khaksar called his death a tragedy for Afghanistan’s culture and cinema.
He was born in 1334 (solar year) in Khanabad district of Kunduz province.
“He was struggling with pain in his feet. Later, he got lung disease. He couldn’t breathe. We brought him to a private hospital but they denied us,” said Sorosh Ahmad, son of Abdul Ahmad Khaksar.
Khaksar completed his studies in Shir Khan High School in Kunduz and then joined the teacher training institute in 1357.
“Unfortunately, Khaksar has left us and he has gone. This is a big tragedy,” said Abdul Manan Hamidi, a comedian.
“Khaksar Sahib had a lot of achievements. Both in theater and movies… he has played in many TV spots,” said Mir Ahmad Qaderi, a comedian.
He started his work in 1361 with the RTA for the first time.
Khaksar worked in many TV programs, shows and movies. One of his movies, named “Mirak” has become popular among the Afghan people.
“His TV achievements are countless because he recorded many comedy pieces,” said Abdul Sahibzada, a comedian.
Khaksar was buried in Shah Shaheed in Kabul.