The 87-year-old actor was admitted to the hospital late last night.
Soon after the news of Wajid’s death broke, Javed Sheikh said: “I just heard the news and I can barely believe it at the moment. This is a great loss for the industry as well as humanity.”
“There are so many memories associated with Qazi bhai, but the one thing I always admired about him was his dedication with the profession. When he was on set for a recording, the only thing in front of him was his script and he would not participate in any other banter during that time,” Sheikh said.
Wajid was one of one of the pioneers of Pakistan’s radio industry. After remaining associated with the industry for 25 years, Wajid decided to switch careers and joined television.
The veteran actor was also honoured with a Pride of Performance Award in 1988 by the Government of Pakistan.
Wajid was part of a number of Pakistan Television (PTV) classics, including Dhoop Kinaray, Khuda Ki Basti and Tanhaiyan