Yawar Hayat - Creativity at its best
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Yawar Hayat Khan (born 1943), is a former producer and director of the Pakistan Television Corporation (PTV) from 1964-65 onwards.

Yawar Hayat Khan was born in Lahore, in October 1943[1] the eldest son of Brigadier Azmat Hayat Khan[2] and grandson of Sir Sikandar Hayat Khan, the Punjabi aristocrat and statesman[3]. From his mother's side he was the nephew of Anwar Kamal Pasha, a famed early film director of Pakistan and a grandson of the famous Urdu poet and writer, Hakim Ahmad Shuja.[4] He was initially educated at the Aitchison College,[5] and then went on for his Bachelor of Arts degree to the Forman Christian College.


As a young producer-director, he directed the immensely popular rural folk drama Jhok Siyaal (1973), based on a work written earlier by Syed Shabbir Hussain Shah, the Punjabi writer (husband of the classical singer Malika Pukhraj and father of Ghazal singer Tahira Syed).

This was followed by Waris (1978–79) and then serials such as Samandar, Nasheman, Dehleez, Sahil, Lazawaal and others, between the 1980s and 1990s.

The influence of British film director Sir David Lean is often visible on Khan's work.

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Source : Wikipedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yawar_Hayat_Khan)