Renowned TV actress Safia Khairi passed away in Karachi on Saturday at the age of 86. Her daughter Umber Khairi announced the news on Twitter. “My mother Safia Khairi has gone after a long and interesting life. A beautiful, compassionate, opinionated woman with a very strong sense of right and wrong. RIP,” she wrote. Khairi made her television debut in 1992 as the grandmother, Bi Amma, in Haseena Moeen’s serial ‘Kasak’. This was followed by roles in a number of other plays, including the popular serials ‘Chandni Raatein’, ‘Bund Galli’ and ‘Pal do Pal’. Safia Khairi is survived by three children and two grandchildren.Published in Daily Times, January 14th 2019.