Yawar Hayat Khan
Yawar Hayat Khan (born 18th October 1943- died 3rd November 2016), was a senior former producer and director of the Pakistan Television Corporation (PTV) and one of the early founders and creative entities of this channel from 1964-65 onwards, when its serialized dramas were immensely popular in Pakistan.
In November 1964, the Pakistan Television Corporation made its first test-transmission from Lahore, and in that same year Khan was selected as a trainee with the fledgling state TV channel. In 1967, he was transferred back to Lahore, and it is at the Lahore TV studios that he produced his best work. Khan's first major dramatic success came when he directed the immensely popular rural folk drama Jhok Siyaal (1973). This was followed by Waris (1978–79) and then a host of hit serials such as Bandaar Jaati aur Mamta, Samandar, Nasheman, Dehleez, Sahil, Lazawaal and others, between the 1980s and 1990s.
Khan retired from active television service in 2004. He died in Lahore, on 3rd November 2016, after a prolonged illness.