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Obituaries-2016

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You will be always in our memories

Although, there are many artists who are not with us but there sweet memories are always around us in form of their films, documents pertaining to them. They remained present in the minds of their fans and will never be forgotten. All of us are obliged to all the artists who gave their best to amuse and entertain us. Since they are no more with us so leaving aside their personal life, let pray for them and Join us in praying that Allah Almighty bestow His blessings upon them and rest the departed souls in eternal peace.

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May Allah in His infinite mercy bless the departed soul and rest the departed souls in eternal peace. Those who died recently may Almighty give members of the bereaved family strength to bear this irreparable loss with fortitude. (Pray according to your faith / believe). Muslim viewers, may recite Sorat Fateha with Sorat Ikhlas thrice along with Darood shareef for their Maghfarat and higher places in Janat -ul- Firdous (Heaven), (Ameen)

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Artist who are no more with us and left us in the current year are mentioned as under, if wants to know about the details of previous obituaries, please click here:-

 

Mashooq Sultan

December 19, 2016

image-not-aval1Famous Pashto folk singer Mashooq Sultan died on December 19, 2016. Her Namaz-e-Janaza was offered at Chugalpura in the suburbs of Peshawar.She was suffering from hepatitis and diabetes for the last couple of years…. Read More »

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Umer Daraz

December 17, 2016
Noted Pashto film actor Umar Daraz Khalil died at the Lady Reading Hospital, Peshawar, on December 17, 2016 after suffering a brain haemorrhage attack (paralysis) at his residence in Abbottabad. He was first taken to the Ayub Medical Hospital and then brought to LRH where he remained in coma for two days. His funeral prayers was offered at the ground of Government College, Peshawar after which he was buried at his ancestral graveyard in Chamkani. He is survived by a daughter and widow….. Read More »

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Ratan Kumar

December 12, 2016

Former child star, actor, director and producer Ratan Kumar died on December 12, 2016 after ailment. Ratan was the younger brother of renowned film director, producer and owner of film production house named “Films Hayat” Wazir Ali. Their father Abbas Ali Ajmeri was himself an actor who…. Read More »

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Junaid Jamshed

December 7, 2016

image-not-aval1Junaid Jamshed, former pop singer-turn Islamic preacher died in a plane crash near Abbottabad in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa on 7 December 2016. Jamshed was traveling to Islamabad on the ill-fated PIA plane from Chitral where he had gone on a preaching tour.

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Qismat Baig

November 24, 2016

Stage actress Kismat Baig was shot downed by unidentified gunmen in Lahore died on November 24, 2016. After gun fire she was evacuated to emergency ward at Services Hospital after the incident but she was not survived. The actress was travelling with her driver and personal assistant, both of whom also sustained gunshot wounds. Qismat Baig had previously been shot at twice allegedly by unknown person

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A. Nayyar

November 11, 2016

Renowned playback singer A.Nayyar passed away on November 11, 2016 at Lahore after a prolonged illness at the age of 66. As singer he started his career for film Bahisht in 1974 with the song ” Yunhi din dhal jaye, yunhi sham dhal jaye”. A. Nayyar left three daughter and widow. A few months back his young son died, his untimely demise has very grave impact on normal routine and health of A. Nayyar….. Read More »

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Ladla
September 15, 2016
Former Punjabi comedian actor Ladla died on September 15, 2016 after his body was found lying outside the emergency room at Lahore’s Mayo hospital for hours. Muhammad Farooq started his film career as Ladla in 1956 and played as comedian in several movies with legendary actor Sultan Rahi. Some of Ladla’s leading films include Moula Jatt, Sher-e-Lahore, Wehshi Gujjar, Kalu, Shagird Moula Jutt Da, and Charda Sooraj.  

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Nisha Malik

September 3, 2016

image-not-aval1Actor-model, Nisha Malik died at the age of 22 on September 3, 2016. She committed suicide or else it is still a question which would be resolved after interrogations but his body was found hanging from the ceiling fan at her Iqbal Town residence at Lahore. 

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Naeem Rizvi
August 8, 2016
image-not-aval1Former cinemtatographer and husband of vetran film actress Deeba, Naeem Rizvi died on August 8, 2016 after a prolonged ailment at Lahore. His funeral prayers were held at Jamia Al-muntazir, Model Town Lahore.  In 1960, Naeem Rizvi started his career as cameraman and subsequently managed his career in very professional way. He got married with actress Deeba in 1991 and was bless with two sons and one daughter named Imran Rizvi, Salman Rizvi and Madiha Rizvi. Other than photography he also produced few films which include Kon Dillan deyan Jane. Deewana, Buzdil, Panchhi Te Pardesi, Do Nain Sawali, Medan, Banki Nar, Aisa Bhi hota hai, Sou Din Chor Da, Chan Choudvin Da are his famous films.

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Shamim Ara
August 5, 2016
Shamim AraIconic actress and film director Shamim Ara who ruled Pakistani film industry’s golden era died on 5 August 2016 of brain hemorrhage in London. She was hospitalized for the last 6 years and remained in comma, previously her health was a little bit improved but she never fully recovered. Read More »

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S. Iqbal
July 22, 2016
image not avalRenowned film poster designer/artist of Pakistan film industry died there at Lahore on 22 July 2016 at the age of 64. Sarfraz Khan commonly known as S. Khan was son of former film poster artist S. Khan who took over his office after his demise. Read More »

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Agha Nasir Ali
July 12, 2016
image not avalFamous director and broadcaster Agha Nasir died in Islamabad on July 12, 2016. His funeral prayers werer held in Islamabad on July 13, 2016. Agha Nasir was one of the Pakistan’s legend and one of the oldest directors and had been associated with the Pakistan television for long time.He was born on February 9, 1937 in Mumbai, India and migrated to Pakistan with his family. Agha Nasir started off as a broadcaster for the Pakistan Radio in 1955, and by the time television came to Pakistan in 1964, he had already made known for himself as a radio writer, broadcaster and producer. During his career, Agha Nasir has directed different Pakistani movies, and has worked with Pakistani stars including Waheed Murad and Talat Iqbal. Apart from direction, he was also a much admired writer. His cultural pieces were very prominent, and he also used to write poetry. Agha Nasir also contributed in the design of the logo of PTV. He also produced drama serials, such as Girah and Pani Pe Naam. One of his directions, Taleem-e-Balighan, is considered as the one of the best stage dramas ever to have aired on PTV. He also received President Pride of Performance Award..

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Amjad Sabri Qawal
June 22, 2016
Acclaimed Sufi singer and qawwali maestro Amjad Sabri was shot dead by motorcycle-borne gunmen in Liaqatabad, Karachi on 22 June 2016. Amjad Sabri, was travelling from his home to a television studio to attend an Iftar transmission, when a motorcycle pulled up alongside his car and the two riders opened fire. Amjad Sabri was born in December 13, 1976. His funeral prayers were held and buried in Paposhnagar graveyard. 

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Qaiser Mastana

May 17 , 2016
Renowned film fight instructor and actor Qaiser Mastana died on May 17, 2016 at Lahore as a result of heart attack. His funeral prayers were performed at Shah Farid graveyard on on same day. Qaiser Mastan is survived by two sons, a daughter and his widow. Read More »

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Sharif Ali

May 10 , 2016
Former film director Sharif Ali died at Karachi at the age of 70. Sharif Ali was born in 1946 and migrated with his family from India in 1947 and settled at Karachi. 

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Syed Tayyab Hussain Rizvi

May 6, 2016
Renowned film producer and distributor Syed Tayyab Hussain Rizvi died on April 8, 2016. He was father of film director / actress Sangeeta, actress Kavita and husband of Mehtab Bano. Tayyab Rizvi was a prominent film distributor and producer of Pakistan film industry. Tayyab Rizvi was active in film business in 1960’s to mid 1990’s. Society Girl, Ishq Ishq, Muthi Bhar Chaawal, Thori Si Bewafai are few famous films distributed by Syed Tayyab Hussain Rizvi under the banner of his production house PNR (Parveen Nasreen Raza) productions. All the family members of Tayyab Rizvi have also contributed towards film making in different capacities. His funeral prayers were held Jamia masjid Imam Hussan, Johar town, Lahore.

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M. Akram
April 3, 2016
Renowned film director M. Akram died at Lahore on April 3, 2016. Basically he was a film editor who debut his career with Anwar Kamal Pasha’s film Ilzam. Subsequently he started as film director with Ghar Jawai but it was never completed. However, from his next film Medan he was included in the line of film directors. He directed three Urdu films like Teer Andaz , Janbaz, Kora Kaghaz but he earned fame from Punjabi films for example Terey Ishq Nachaya , Khan Chacha, Sultan .Gujjar 302 was the film which he directed as his last film.

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Habib

February 25, 2016
habibActing legend Habib passed away after prolonged illness on February 25, 2016.Almost five years ago, Habib had undergone brain surgery but he was never able to fully recover. A recent brain haemorrhage forced him to return to the hospital, where he breathed his last at the age of 85.The veteran actor has left behind, two sons and five daughters.

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Robin Ghosh

February 13, 2016
Renowned film musician Robin Ghosh and the husband of film actress Shabnam, passed away around 8:00am at Cure Care Hospital in Gulshan of Dhaka at the age of 77. He was admitted to the hospital with an acute respiratory complication three days ago. He had also suffered a cerebral stroke in November 2015. He was buried today as per Christian rituals at the Old Christian Cemetery near Baldha Garden Wari, Dhaka. He left behind his wife and only son Ronnie Ghosh.

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Fatima Surreya Bajia

February 10, 2016

Renowned drama writer Fatima Surreya Bajia passed away on February 10, 2016 at the age of 85 on in Karachi. She was suffering from throat cancer. The veteran writer was the elder sister of satirist Anwar Maqsood, poet Zehra Nigah and cooking expert Zubaida Tariq. Bajia had been awarded several times for her inimitable contribution to Pakistani television and Urdu literature.

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Billa (Nadir Ali)
January 21, 2016

Good looking, blue eyed former actor Billa died on last week of April at Lahore. Nadir Ali with his real name used to appear in party/club songs of Urdu and Punjabi Films while playing guitar or other musical instruments.

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