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Thursday, January 21, 2021


(Afzal Khan)

Afzal Khan, a popular face and voice on stage plays, television, radio and comedy shows died in Durban on January 16, 2021, from Covid-19 complications.

Music producer and cultural activist, Tansen Nepaul, pays tribute:

“Really saddened to hear of the passing on of acting stalwart Afzal Khan.

I remember seeing him in Rajesh Gopie’s Coolie Odyssey and was enthralled at his brilliant acting and stage presence. His role as Narayan Rana in the SABC 1 drama Fallen and SABC 1 Bay of Plenty, introduced him to the masses.

“I have fond memories of working with him with the Nateshwar Dance Academy’s Chalo Cinema shows at the Playhouse as well as Mershan Ramaloo's productions. He was amazing as an actor and had the ability to draw you into the character he played which was just magical. At times he could achieve this even before uttering a single word on stage.

He was a great companion on road shows and the long trips. He will be missed by many that followed his productions and by the colleagues that he worked with. Afzal Khan’s demise is a great loss to the arts industry and a talent that will be hard to replace.

My heartfelt condolences to his wife Summaya and his family. I wish them strength during this trying time.” Tansen Nepaul