Jawan Shir Haidari, 68, a well-known Afghan filmmaker and head of Afghanistan's cinematographers union, died in the early hours on Tuesday morning, colleagues report.
Haidari worked for many years to improve the situation of Afghanistan’s cinema and his work was appreciated by a large following.
Haidari’s colleagues confirmed that he died from a heart condition at Ibn-e-Sina hospital, a state-run hospital in Kabul.
Haidari was born in Kabul in 1952, attended Habibia High School and completed a geology degree at Kabul University.
He directed and worked on many Afghan films. Since he was in seventh grade, he played in many shows.
During university, he was a very active member of Kabul University’s cultural committee and played a leading role in the short shows.
He also played in many TV shows and poplar films “Deh Kadaha Bedar Meshawand” (The villages waking up), “Gonah” (Sin), “Almas-e-Seya” (Black diamond) and “Saboor-e- Sarbaz” (Soldier Saboor).
He also worked as the head of Afghan Film.