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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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Just to remind the death anniversary of cinematic personalities, leaving aside if they were significant or an ordinary artist, mpaopShas formulated a special obituary page covering their death, funeral and other details like grave’s image etc (if available). Moreover, the death anniversary dates are consolidated in such a fashion that it can be accessed through different categories.

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Recent Obituaries-2017

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:-


Master Ashiq Hussain
December 26, 2017

Former music direc Master Ashiq Hussain died on December 26, 2017 at Lahore. His funeral prayers held at Imam Bargah, Syed Mubarak Begum and buried in Lari Adda graveyard, Lahore. Master Ashiq Hussain was elder brother of Akhtar Hussain Akhiyan. He composed the music of famous song Lal Meri Pat Rakhio Bhala Jholey Lalan which was written by Saghar Siddiqui and song was sung by Fazal Hussain, Inayat Hussain Bhatti, A.R. Bismal & Co.


Zaheer Mukhtar
December 25, 2017

Music director & Singer Zaheer Mukhtar died on December 25, 2017. He was young music director who used to give music for commercials produced by former director Jarar Rizvi. His funral prayers were held at Sabza Zar graveyard Lahore.


Khawaja Akmal
November 27, 2017

Khawaja Akmal, the senior comedian TV actor who played the role of Siddiqui, father of Khubsoorat- one of the female protagonists in the famous comedy show, Bulbulay passed away due to a sudden heart attack on 27 November 2017 at Quetta where he had gone to attend a marriage ceremony of his relative. He was 60 years old and his body was brought back to Karachi where he was buried in Khayaban Muhafiz Karachi.


Jamil Qureshi
November 24, 2017

Veteran film journalist and film story writer Jamil Qureshi died on 24 November 2017 at Lahore after long ailment. In 2012, he met a road accident which restricted him to his house and bed. Jamil Quereshi had written story of film Do Tasviren.


Nadir Baloch
November 6, 2017

Renowned senior stage actor and writer Ustad Nadir Baloch passed away on November 6, 2017 at Hyderabad. He was buried at Tandu Yousaf graveyard Hyderabad. Nadir Baloch was born in Baluchistan in 1947 and got his education from Karachi. In 70’s he joined Radio Pakistan Hyderabad as drama artist and then drifted towards Sindhi films. Dharti Aain Akash, Hakim Khan, Pland, Badal Aain Barsat, Jiye Latif and Shaheed are famous films on his credential.


Idrees Adil
November 5, 2017

Actor and film director Idrees Adil died on November 5, 2017 in Daska. Idrees Adil started his career from film Ik Dhi Punjabi Di as actor and producer which was directed by Kaifee. His, another film named Champion as director, writer and producer is ready to be released.


Shahbaz Durrani
October 21, 2017

Renowned film, TV and stage actor Shahbaz Durrani died on October 21, 2017 at Karachi. He debut his film acting career from first ever Pashto film of Pakistan Yousaf Khan Sher Bano. Other than many TV and stage play he also appeared in Jan Muhammad Jhuman’s film Tina.


Kamran Raza
October 16, 2017

Renowned TV and stage actor Kamran Raza died on October 17, 2017 in Karachi.


Nusrat Ara aka Bil Batori
October 14, 2017

Actress Nusrat Ara famously known for her character of Bil Batori in Ptv drama Ainak Wala Jinn died on October 14, 2017. She was admitted in Jinnah Hospital, Lahore due to respiratory issues. But she could not survived and was burried in Miani Sahib graveyard, Lahore.


Lala Sardar Khan
October 9, 2017

One of the pioneer founders of Pashto films, Lala Sardar Khan Producer and cinema owner died on October 2017 at the age of 85 in Peshawar. After his retirement, his sons Producer Tanvir Khan, Director Arshad Khan and Pashto lead actor Shahid Khan are carrying his Pashto cinema dynasty.


Iftikhar Qaiser
September 15, 2017

Renowned television actor Iftikhar Qaiser died on September 15, 2017 after a prolonged illness in Lady Reading Hospital in Peshawar. Qaiser was admitted to the hospital on September 9th owing to deterioration of his health conditions. According to medical reports, Qaiser had been suffering from diabetes and stomach disorder for a number of years. Qaiser began his acting career with a play on state-run Pakistan Television. With a career span of nearly forty-five years, Qaiser worked in several Urdu, Hindko and Pashto plays of Pakistan Television. The famous monologue ‘ Ab Main Bolon Ke Na Bolon’ (should I speak or not) became Qaiser’s identity. The renowned actor received the President’s Pride of Performance Award.


Shamim Khursheed
August 2, 2017

Renowned film producer and distributor Shamim Khursheed died on August 2, 2017 at Karachi. Showbiz related personalities attended his funeral prayers which included Satish Chand Aanand, Javed Sheikh, Behroz Sabzwari, Aslam Ilyas Rasheedi, Aziz Pasha, Choudhry Ashraf, Jamshed Jan Muhammad and Hanif Patail.


Mian Rasheed Kardar Ahmed
July 26, 2017

Cinematographer of Pakistan’s first film Teri Yaad, Mian Rasheed Kardar (commonly known as M.R. Ahmed) died on July 26, 2017 and he was buried at Township graveyard of Lahore.


Shahiq Shafaat
July 25, 2017

Veteran film producer and distributor Shahiq Shafaat died on July 25, 2017 at Lahore after a prolonged ailment. His funeral prayers were held at Sultan Mosque at Defense. He established his distribution office named Shama Communications, his first released film Boby was a flopped film but afterward he released many successful films. For the first time he released new film in twenty eight cinemas of Karachi. Hum Se Hai Zamana, Be-nazir, Sangdil, Rishta, Basaira, Son of Un-data and Barood Ki Chhano Mein are some of the films released under Shama Communications.


Asif Ali Pota
July 8, 2017

Veteran journalist, play writer and film director Asif Ali Pota died of illness on July 8, 2017 at Lahore. Asif was born in 1964 and started his journalistic career from daily Jang. In 1995, he had married the popular singer of those times, Naheed Akhtar. His funeral prayers was held in Masjid Allahwali, Karim Block, Allama Iqbal Town, Lahore.


A. Hafeez
June 30, 2017

Film director A. Hafees died on June 30, 2017 at his hometown Sheikhupura. In 2016, he directed Urdu film Best of Luck.


Nazar Shabab
June 13, 2017

Renowned film director Nazar Shabab died on June 26, 2017 at the day of Eid-ul-Fitr. He was son of Shabab Keranvi and brother of Zafar Shabab. Nazar Shabab started his film career as film director with Sajjan Beli in 1970 but his got break through from Rangeela aur Munawar Zarif in 1973. Other films on his credential are Shama (1975), Noukar (1975), Shabana (1976), Susral (1977), Behan Bhai, Khushbo (1979), Kabhi Alwida Na Kehna (1983) and Bobby (1984).


Rizwan Haider Barni
June 13, 2017

Renowned film Journalist Rizwan Haider Barni died on June 24, 2017 at Karachi. He was known as authenticated film journalist who remained associated with weekly Nigar for more than fifty years.


Zahir Shah
June 13, 2017

Renowned film actor Zahir Shah died on June 13, 2017 after suffering from heart attack. His funeral prayers were offered at his hometown Sargodha on June 14, 2017……  Read more »


Tanzeem Hassan
May 29, 2017

Former Punjabi film actor Tanzeem Hassan died on May 29, 2017 in Lahore. Since he was issue less so only left behind a widow and was buried in Miani Sahib graveyard Lahore……  Read more »


Wajahat Attre
May 26, 2017

Renowned film music director Wajahat Attre died on May 26, 2017 after being attacked by Paralysis in Jinah Hospital, Lahore. He was buried at Miani Sahib graveyard and left behind three sons and one daughter…..  Read more »


Ustad Rais Khan
May 6, 2017

Legendary sitar performer of the subcontinent, Ustad Raees Khan, passed away on May 6, 2017 at Karachi at the age of 77. He is survived by his wife, renowned singer Bilqees Khanum, and four sons. Raees Khan was born in 1939 in Mewaat Gharana, a family of famous musicians. He was the 13th ustad of Meewat family and a huge name of sitar performers, with the likes of Ravi Shankar, Ustad Sharif Punchwaly, Ustad Walayat Ali Khan, and Ustad Fateh Ali Khan.


Naheed Khanum
April 13, 2017

Renowned actress and theater director and pioneer of commercial theatre in Pakistan Naheed Khanum has passed away at a private hospital in Defence Lahore on March 30, 2017. She had been battling diabetes and cardiac problems for last ten years and was 68 at the time of her death….  Read more »


Maqsood Ahmed Bhatti
March 5, 2017

Associate film director Maqsood Ahmed Bhatti died on March 5, 2017 due to diabetes and high blood pressure at Shalimar Hospital Lahore. He was admitted in hospital on complaint of pneumonia but could not sustain. His funeral prayers were held on March 6, 2017 at Janazagah of Sakhi Shah Abdul Ghani and was buried in adjacent graveyard.  

Maqsood Ahmed Bhatti started his career as Assistant Director with Masood Asghar who was directing Badmash Puttar in 1974. In same film Masood Butt was also doing as Associate Director of the film. So when Masood Butt has started Do Chor as director in 1976 Maqsood Ahmed Bhatti joined him as Associate Director of the film. Starting from that film till his demise this association remained tied and completed almost ninety films. Other than this setup he has also done Majaan with Syed Noor and Haseeno Ka Mela with Sangeeta as Chief Assistant Director after taking permission from Masood butt.


Farooq Zameer
February 23, 2017
Veteran TV, Film actor Farooq Zameer died on Thursday after a protracted illness at the Combined Military Hospital, Lahore. Farooq was admitted in hospital for lungs disease. where he was admitted to more than a week ago. He was 76. Funeral prayers for the late actor will be offered on Saturday on the return of one of his sons from the US. He left behind a widow, three sons and a daughter.


Diljeet Mirza

February 4, 2017
Former film producer, director and actor Diljeet Mirza died on February 4, 2017 in USA. Diljeet Mirza was born in 1942 in Multan as Ghulam Hussain. He started his film career as an actor in 1955 with Shabab Kirvani’s Jalan as a comedian. Read more »


Pervez Rana

January 25, 2017
Renowned film director Pervez Rana passed away in Lahore on January 25, 2017. He was admitted in Bahria Town Hospital one day prior to his death, he had reportedly been living with heart-related problems for last five years. Read more »


Fida Ahmed Kardar

January 14, 2017
Favorite personality of Pakistan film industry and renowned journalist Fida Ahmed Kardar died on January 14, 2017 in Punjab Cardiologist Hospital Lahore. His funeral prayer was held at mosque of Data sahib. He was diabetic and admitted in Punjab Cardiologist Hospital Lahore as he developed heart problem. He left behind a widow, three daughters and son. 


Rukhsana Noor

January 12, 2017
Renowned journalist, poetess and film writer and producer died on January 12, 2017 after a prolonged illness at the age of 58 years. She was buried on January 14, 2017 after the arrival of her daughters from the United States…..Read more »


Agha Jaffer Ali Qazalbash
January 7, 2017
TV artist Agha Jaffar Ali Qazalbash commonly known as Agha Jaffar died on January 7, 2017 at Karachi after prolonged ailment. His funeral prayer was offered at Sultan Mosque Defense Karachi. Agha Jaffar was member of Karachi Arts Counsel and younger brother of legendary film artist Agha Talish. He gave very memorable performance in drama serials like Manoos, Tasvir and Ajnabi.


Ustad Bare Fateh Ali Khan

January 4, 2017

Renowned classical singer Ustad Bare Fateh Ali Khan died on January 4, 2017. He was suffered in the disease of lungs from the last week of December 2016. He admitted in Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (PIMS) for 10 days. He died at the age of 82 in Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (PIMS), Islamabad. The body of Ustad Fateh was shifted to Lahore, where he was laid to rest. Ustad Fateh Ali Khan was the younger of the singing duo Amanat Ali and Hamid Ali Khan, who enjoyed immense prestige and success in Pakistan as well as India, until the demise of Amanat Ali Khan. Amanat Ali – Fateh Ali became celebrities while still in their teens in British India, and achieved their highest official recognition, when the President of Pakistan conferred on them the Pride of Performance Medal in 1969.




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Dear Viewers,

Undoubtedly, all the artists and professionals of cine-world have indeed worked very hard, spent their days and nights in making motion pictures just to amuse and entertain us. Some of their film work proved to be a master piece but what so ever their business status was; one factor is established that it is now part of our cultural history. Unfortunately, mostly their work being destroyed just because of the mentioned reasons while negating its importance. Thus there is dire need to do some arrangements to preserve it with the same zeal and enthusiasm what rest of the world is doing.



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