The nation loses acclaimed producer and director Yawar Hayat Khan

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Amidst the era of great political dilemma in Pakistan, that has also caused the media industry to suffer with the country, there was a man who wanted to fight against all odds to keep creating memorable drama content. Yawar Hayat Khan understood drama had the power to uplift a nation’s soul and he dedicated his life to the cause. Throughout his career, he produced and directed numerous great dramas that are an inspiration to many drama/ filmmakers to date.

Unfortunately, the man who blew life into the Pakistani drama industry, is no longer with us. The 73-year-old former producer and director of PTV, took his last breath on Thursday, 3rd November 2016, after having developed lung cancer and suffering from a prolonged illness. At the time of his death, Khan was under treatment at the Combined Military Hospital (CMH), Lahore.

The gifted director was born on 18th October 1943, and was the eldest son of Brigadier Azmat Hayat Khan. 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. Coming from such an aristocratic family line, it wasn’t a surprise when he turned out to be such a power house of talent. Hayat was initially educated at the Aitchison College, and then went on for his Bachelors of Arts degree to the Forman Christian College

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In 1965, he started off as the producer and director of Pakistan Television Corporation (PTV). This was the time when television was initially introduced into Pakistan, therefore, the audience possessed a high demand of being provided with intelligent content that was at par with international standards. In a time like this, Khan, left no stone unturned in introducing serials that got the audience hooked to their TV sets. Hence, he has earned the reputation of being one of the chief architects of the television industry.

Jhok Sayal

Even though the late Yawar Hayat, started creating plays in 1965, he was the most active during the 1980s, and eventually faded out and left PTV in 2004 after providing the audience with intelligent content for 39 years.

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Those who have seen Khan’s production and direction understand why his demise is such a huge loss to the industry. The man had a distinctive quality of production and brought forward complex plays to the audience. Among his huge hits that are now considered classics is Jhok Sayal. Made in the 1970’s, the play was set in rural Punjab and revealed the struggle of the folk residing in rural under-developed lands. Bringing forth a sense of realism, his plays became eye-openers that helped in bringing forth numerous dire issues.

Jhok Sayal was then followed by hits like Samandar, Nasheman, Dehleez, Sahil, Gumshuda and others, between 1980s and 1990s.

Throughout his career, he has created over 35 dramas including plays such as Airport, Jazeera, Jheel (Jazeera Sequel), Lambay Hath, Vaadi, Malika e Alam and numerous more. The epic director may not be a part of this world anymore, but the television industry and the audience will always remember him for the high-quality TV dramas he produced. With his name etched in history, the producer/director will continue to be an inspiration for years to come.

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