KARACHI: One of the greatest humourists that Pakistan had the honour of calling its own was Moin Akhtar. An actor, comedian, host, writer and impersonator, the artist wore many hats throughout his career. When he passed away in 2011, it was definitely a big loss for the Pakistani industry and the nation as a whole. However, he lives on through the work he has left behind. To honour Moin Akhtar on what would have been his 71st birthday and to prove just how big of a legacy he has left, Google honoured the artist with a customized doodle.
Google Doodle is a cuztomised, temporary alteration of the official logo of Google on the search engine’s main page. The doodle is meant to commemorate prominent events, holidays and historical figures. In the doodle created for Moin Akhtar, we see an image of him in the centre as a host with a mic. On the televisions that surround that image, we see the late artist in the many avatars that he adapted throughout his career. Being the versatile artist that he was, Moin Akhtar could change his appearance and voice to impersonate any personality. Most of these impersonations happened on Loose Talk. A TV show that he hosted with fellow artist and friend, Anwar Maqsood.
Moin Akhtar may have left us 10 years ago but his birthday and every other day remain a reason for us as a nation to celebrate him and acknowledge his contribution towards the local industry.
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