A large number of artists, writers and local notables attended his funeral. He was laid to rest in his village graveyard.
Syed Shahenshah was born in 1949 at Dhaki Mirabad village in Tangi, he had grown up with love for acting after doing his master’s in Pashto literature from the University of Peshawar as a private candidate he had launched his acting career from a Pashto play at Peshawar radio station in 1974.
He had got retirement from cooperative societies as assistant director. His popular plays included Sahar, Tasha Julai, Lambey, Swaal, Da Manzal pa Lore, Duwayem Noom, Azmaikht and Kagay Laray.
He said, “Shahenshah used to play as villain in most plays and had garnered a widespread fame for his fine dialogue delivery and expressions.”