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Veteran actor Talat Hussain passes away

By News Desk

May 26, 2024 10:15 AM


Actor Talat Hussain.

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Veteran Pakistani actor and recepient of 'Sitara-e-Imtiaz' Talat Hussain passed away at a Karachi hospital today after battling against mental and physical health complications, reported 24 NewsHD TV channel on Sunday.

Karachi Arts Council President Ahmed Shah confirmed his death.

It is pertinent to mention here that Talat Hussain had been reported various times suffering from health issues of different kinds. Previously, his daughter Tazeen revealed that the star was experiencing memory issues which had made it difficult for him to recall people and even their names.

Over reporting the current state of the actor at that time, the family appealed for precious prayers.

Condolences

Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif expressed “deep grief” on Hussain’s death, PTV said in a post on X. The premier recalled that Hussain was a “legendary actor whose dialogue delivery” was well-known to an era. “His services to the Pakistani television, theatre, film and radio will always be remembered. The vacuum left by his death can never be fulfilled.”

Acting President Yusuf Raza Gilani also conveyed his immense grief and prayed for the deceased.

In a statement shared by his party on X, he said Hussain’s “invaluable” services will always be remembered.

Punjab CM Maryam Nawaz also conveyed her grief and sympathies to Hussain’s family. “He was one of a kind in acting,” she said in a statement shared by her party on X.

Interior Minister Mohsin Naqvi also expressed deep sorrow on actor’s death.

PPP Chairman Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari said the renowned actor was a “perfect figure” in Pakistan’s film and acting industry.

In a statement posted by his party on X, Bilawal said Hussain would “always remain alive in the hearts of Pakistanis” and extended his sympathies to the actor’s family and fans.

Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah, in a statement issued by his spokesperson Abdurrasheed Channa, described the actor as a “shining star” as he prayed for his high ranks.

Tribute by TV Industry

Speaking to a channel, actor Behroze Sabzwari recalled his experience of working with Hussain and hailed his services to the theatre industry.

Praising Hussain’s dialogue delivery, Sabzwari said, “I can’t recall how many times I’ve tried to speak like Talat bhai in dramas but I can’t.”

Actress Bushra Ansari called Hussain the “king of the world of voice”.

She noted: “Very few artists speak the Urdu language in such a brilliant, clear and beautiful manner, and also speak English in the same clear and beautiful way.”

Actor Adnan Siddiqui, in a post on X, said that the passing away of Hussain “felt like a personal loss”.

“He was there not as a co-actor but [as a] guiding force when I did my first-ever play,” he said, adding: “Another of the greats gone.”

“He was an actor par excellence and an institution. You will be missed Talat sahib,” said filmmaker Furqan T. Siddiqui.

Legendary Actor Talat Hussain's Health Deteriorates

Profile

Talat Hussain was one of the big names in the television industry. He is renowned for his remarkable contributions to Pakistani television (PTV).

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z7J4ZqEs1no

He bagged numerous laurels including the Sitara-e-Imtiaz, Pride of Performance Award, Amanda Award, Nigar Award, and a lot of others due to his excellent performances in both dramas and movies. He also demonstrated his powers on Radio, stage, and news sectors.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qiib9NFFmgk

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IWGOXQZdo_U

The list of his famous drama serials is although quite long but here we have a few of them: “Arjumaad, Des Pardes, Gumnaam, Laj, Ana, Riyasat, and Kabi Na Aye judai.

Talat Hussain regrets decline in TV drama quality | Daily times

Without spirituality art can not touch its height: Talat Hussain


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