Actor Majid Jehangir, known for his role in the popular 80s TV show Fifty Fifty, is suffering from depression. He was awarded the Medal of Distinction on Independence Day in 2020, but his appeal for financial assistance is yet to be answered. Jahangir spoke about his financial constraints and said that even arranging his own medicines for stroke and other ailments had become a nuisance for him.
The actor shared that he was invited by Sindh Governor Imran Ismail before August 14, 2020, who informed that he is being awarded the Medal of Distinction by Pakistan President Arif Alvi on Independence Day.
Jahangir remarked that the governor was grateful for his 50 years of artistic service, but when the artist informed the politician of the need for medical treatment, the former was promised financial assistance. However, a year and a half later, the comedian is still waiting for the promised help.
The actor said he needs Rs 25,000 to Rs 30,000 a month for medicines, which includes the cost of his physiotherapy and his tests. With no family member left, some friends are helping in this difficult time. Jahangir, who had recently shifted from Karachi to Lahore, is being looked after by his friend Masood. The actor is currently living in the city given to him by Malik Riaz. He lives in a friend’s flat in Karachi.
The actor appealed to Pakistan President Arif Alvi and Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan and the chief ministers of the four provinces to look into their issue on the basis of human compassion. His services were not limited to any one province but to the whole country. The famous artist also complained about his fellow actors. Jahangir shared that he was undergoing treatment in a Lahore hospital for almost a month, hanging between life and death, but no one came to see him.