Famous Pashto actor Umar Daraz Khalil. – A file photo

PESHAWAR, 17 December: Famous Pashto actor Umar Daraz Khalil passed away in Peshawar on Friday.

The 71-year-old actor was admitted to the Lady Reading Hospital in Peshawar after a paralysis attack. His funeral prayer was offered in Faqirabad area of Peshawar at 11:00am on Saturday.

Umar Daraz Khalil was hailing from Peshawar. He started his acting career from the state-run Pakistan Television in 1968. He started his film career from famous movie Darra Khyber in 1970 and acted in about 300 movies.

He mostly used to perform the role of a villain in the movies.