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Sunday Jun 27 2021
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Web Desk

Legendary actress Begum Khursheed Shahid passes away

By
Web Desk
Legendary actress Begum Khursheed Shahid passes away
Legendary actress Begum Khursheed Shahid passes away

Legendary Pakistani actress Begum Khursheed Shahid passed away at the age of 95 in Lahore on Sunday.

Khursheed Shahid’s son Salman Shahid, who is also an actor, confirmed the sad news.

According to some media reports, Khursheed Shahid was admitted to a hospital a few days back after she suffered a cardiac arrest.

Born in 1926, she began her acting as well as singing career at the age of nine. She also received highest civil award, the Pride of Performance, in 1984.

‘Uncle Urfi’, ‘Zair, Zabar, Pesh’ and ‘Parchaiyan’ are considered some of her best dramas.

Her first PTV play was a comedy titled “Ras Malai” but she shot to fame with the drama “Fehmida Ki Kahani Ustani Rahat Ki Zabani”.

She is among the pioneers of PTV.

Apart from being an actor, she was also an accomplished singer and tanpura player who famously accompanied the great classical singer Roshan Ara Begum.

For Khursheed, Roshan was ‘Didi’.