2019 is concluding with some good and painful memories as many legendary stars who contributed for Pakistan in their own fields, left us in condition of mourn. The gap which was created after the death of these stars could never be fulfilled.
ACE News is taking a look back at the stars we lost in 2019. In 2019, we mourned the loss of screen legends like Abid Ali, Zaheen Tahra and many others.
On September 5 , Pakistani actor and director, Abid Ali died and left the fans in mourn. Abid Ali had been suffering from liver disease for a long time and was being treated at a private hospital in Karachi. He passed away at the age of 67.
Abid Ali was born in Quetta in 1952 , he started his acting journey with Pakistan Television, he married twice both his wives Humera Ali and Rabia Noreen worked on television, his daughters were actors as well.
Iconic actress Zaheen Tahira died on July 9 in Karachi. She was admitted to a private hospital in Karachi after suffering a major cardiac arrest. The 70-year-old actor was put on the ventilator after the heart attack.
The legendary actor started her career in the 1960s and dominated television screens TV screens till the 1980s portraying strong characters mainly from PTV Karachi centre. She is well is known for her role in TV drama Khuda Ki Basti. She entered the entertainment industry in the mid-60s and is one of the most beloved actresses of Pakistan.
Renowned TV actress and Winner of ‘Lux Style Unilever Chairman’s Lifetime Achievement Award’ Roohi Bani was passed away on January 25 after a prolonged illness. She was suffering from kidney failure and mental disorder.
Roohi Bano was well-educated and a presidential award-winning actress but she suffered several issues throughout her life. She had issues in her marital life and her only son, Ali, was also murdered.
Former leg-spin maestro Abdul Qadir died of cardiac arrest at the age of 63 in Lahore on September 6. Known as the dancing bowler due to his peculiar bowling style, Abdul Qadir played 67 Test and 104 One-Day International matches for Pakistan. He got 236 wickets in Test Matches and 132 in ODI’s. The iconic cricketer played his first Test against England in Lahore on Dec 14, 1977, and first ODI against New Zealand in Birmingham on Jun 11, 1983.
Distinguished Pakistani artist Jamil Naqsh passed away in Lon¬don on May 16, 2019. He was 80. In the early 1950s he joined the Mayo School of Industrial Arts (which was later named National School of Arts) in Lahore but left it citing the reason that he wanted to experience the world and art first-hand. He did, however, get trained as a miniaturist under Ustad Haji Sharif.
Pakistan’s eminent stage and TV actor Ashraf Rahi passed away on Wednesday (Dec 25) after suffering a cardiac arrest. He was rushed to the Punjab Institute of Cardiology where he passed away at the age of 65.
He has acted in over 3,000 stage productions. Some of his popular theatre plays are Sawa Sair, Ashiqo Gham Na Karna, Bara Maza Aye Ga, Aj Aakhan Waris Shah Noun, Double Sawari and Shartiya Mithay.
Eminent Sindhi actor Gulab Chandio passed away on January 18 at his home in Karachi after a long illness. He was 61. Mr Chandio was a heart patient with chronic diabetes. Gulab Chandio was a well-known Sindhi actor of Pakistani TV drama industry who is recognized for his excellent delivery of dialogues as he is known as the villain of all the plays
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