DOHA: A popular Qatari theatre and radio artiste who worked with Qatar Radio died in a fire that broke out at a farmhouse in Al Shahaniya late on Monday night.
Hilal Mohamed Hilal, 69, (pictured) was buried at Abu Hamour cemetery last evening and his funeral was attended by a large number of people.
Hilal lived in Madinat Khalifa (North). On Monday he went to the farmhouse and had dinner. He then went to sleep in a portacabin there.
This was not the first time he went to the farmhouse. He would usually have his dinner with friends there and sleep overnight.
The portacabin caught fire and Hilal died due to suffocation from smoke. He was also a member of Qatar’s theatre group and performed in TV serials as well.