TV artiste Sariyo laid to rest
LARKANA: Stage and television artiste Abdul Hussain Sariyo, who died after a protracted illness in Karachi on Friday, was buried in the graveyard of Dargah Sharif in Badah town on Saturday.
A large number of people from every walk of life attended his funeral.
Sariyo was born on Sept 17, 1968, in the village of `Gund Sharif` on the outskirts of Badah town. He had started his career in 1985 from a stage drama `Manzil` and till death appeared in about 240 stage dramas and TV plays, said Hadi Bughti, treasurer of Pakistan Arts Council, Larkana.
Sariyo received primary and secondary education in Badah and graduated from Shah Abdul Latif University of Khairpur Mir`s. He wrote more than 25 stage and TV dramas.
He first appeared in TV drama `Inzargah` written and directed by Ayoub Gaad and his last drama was `Nazo`, Mr Bugti said.
He has left behind his widow, one son and three daughters to mourn.
He performed the difficult role of a fake spiritual healer in a drama, `Man Mein Toon Maojood`, written and directed by Ayoub Gaad.
Ayoub Gaad said Sariyo was a versatile artiste and a humble person and criticised the Sindh culture department for its ignorance. The government spent a huge amount of money on the treatment of its MPAs, but always got late when the turn of the artiste came, he said.
Muhammed Ali Pathan, an ailing short story writer and playwright, said that Sariyo had played leading roles in 10 TV plays. He was a nice person and a versatile artiste with progressive approach.
He alleged that the department of culture was responsible for his death that as usual delayed to reach him.