Veteran Actor Talat Hussain Passes Away in Karachi

Legendary Pakistani actor Talat Hussain passed away in Karachi on Sunday. His daughter confirmed the news. He was a prominent figure in Pakistan’s entertainment industry, known for his roles in films and TV dramas.

Talat Hussain, a famous TV and stage actor, died on Sunday in Karachi at the age of 83. He had been ill for a long time. Talat was born on September 18, 1940. Hussain’s daughter confirmed his passing, which sent shockwaves through the industry.pen_spark

Ahmed Shah, the President of the Arts Council of Pakistan in Karachi, confirmed Talat’s death. Shah said Talat had been in treatment at a private hospital. He praised Talat as a unique actor and mentioned that he had a strong connection with the Arts Council.

Talat Hussain received many awards during his career, including the Sitara-i-Imtiaz for his special acting style. He started his acting career in the 1960s and later studied at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art in 1972.

Some of his famous TV dramas are Bandish, Karwaan, Hawain, and Parchaiyan. He also acted in films like Chiragh Jalta Raha, Gumnaam, and Actor in Law. Talat worked internationally too, and won the Amanda Award, known as the Scandinavian Oscar, in 2006 for the Norwegian film Import-Eksport. He also received the Pride of Performance award.

Many people, including politicians and fellow actors, shared their condolences. Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif expressed his deep sadness, saying Talat was a legendary actor whose contributions to Pakistani media will always be remembered. Other notable figures, such as Acting President Yusuf Raza Gilani, actor Behroze Sabzwari, Javed Sheikh, Bushra Ansari, Mustafa Qureshi, and actor Adnan Siddiqui, also paid tribute to Talat’s talent and legacy.

Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah and Punjab CM Maryam Nawaz expressed their grief, highlighting Talat’s unique presence in acting. Former Sindh governor Ishratul Ebad and filmmaker Furqan T. Siddiqui also acknowledged his immense contributions to the arts.

The cause of death was reported to be a prolonged illness. The passing of Talat Hussain marks a significant loss for Pakistan’s entertainment scene.

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