ISLAMABAD: The 18th death anniversary of veteran actor Agha Talish will be observed today (Friday). Talish Agha Ali Abbas Qizilbash was born in Ludhiana, India in 1926. The legendary actor Talish is considered as Pakistan’s best character actor, who played some unforgettable roles in some big films. Talish was introduced in a pre-Partition film ‘Saraey Kay Baher’ in 1947. He acted as hero in two Islamic films with Yasmin in ‘Darbar-e-Habib’ and in ‘Touheed’ in 1958. He was the second hero in Punjabi film ‘Guddi Gudda’ with Musarrat Nazir and Sudhir. His comedy roles in films like ‘Jabroo’ and ‘Aadmi’ were some big hits. Talish played some unmatchable roles in Pakistani films. He played a remarkable role as Ajnabi in director Khalil Kaisar and writer Riaz Shahid’s film ‘Shaheed’ from 1962. Talish also played a unique role as an Israeli officer in writer and director Shahid’s record-breaking box office hit film ‘Zarqa’. His roles as Nawab in ‘Umrao Jan Ada’ and ‘Zeenat’ were all time best roles in social films. He also played a fantastic comedy and title role in ‘Barey Mian Deevaney’. Talish appeared in more than 450 films. He died on February 19, 1998 in Lahore. Talish was a leading character actor of the Pakistani cinema.