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Veteran actor Talat Hussain passes away in Karachi

  • The Arts Council of Pakistan president says the legendary actor died after a prolonged illness
Published May 26, 2024

Veteran Pakistani actor Talat Hussain passed away in Karachi on Sunday after a prolonged illness, Aaj News reported.

According to Mohammad Ahmed Shah, President of the Arts Council of Pakistan, Hussain was under treatment at a private hospital.

Shah went on to say that he worked with Hussain for more than 40 years. “Hussain was not just an actor; he was a man from the literary world,” he stated, mentioning that the actor was currently working on a novel.

Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif also expressed grief on Hussain’s death.

In a statement, the prime minister said Talat was a legendary artist and he would always be remembered for his services to PTV, radio, and theatre films.

The renowned actor was born in 1940 and had two daughters and one son.

Hussain received the Pride of Performance Award in 1982 from the Pakistani government and the Sitara-e-Imtiaz (Star of Excellence) in 2021.

Hussain is renowned for having had a successful career in radio, television, and film, having won numerous awards.


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Taruq sultan May 26, 2024 12:52pm
A legend institution...One of the greatest performers
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Javaid Bhai May 26, 2024 03:27pm
Rest in peace!
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Syed Mashhadi Husaininin May 26, 2024 03:57pm
اناللہ واناالہ راجعون
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Syed waqar Hussain naqvi May 26, 2024 08:03pm
A great man and exquisite actor. Last of the great Pakistani who made this country proud. A great loss to Pakistan. Few has achieved what he achieved in a span of 40 years. Rest in peace talat sahib.
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Feroze Khan May 26, 2024 09:06pm
No doubt he was a good human being and a great actor. Knew them a long time ago when he, marhoom Jamshed Ansari and Moren Akhter were busy in building their career. All three were great on their own
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