27th death anniversary of chocolate hero Waheed Murad

Nov 30, -0001
Staff Report

ISLAMABAD: The 27th death anniversary of chocolate hero Waheed Murad is being observing today (Tuesday).

Waheed Murad was born on October 2, 1938 in Karachi and his death on November 23, 1983 left many eyes brimming with tears.

His death created a vacuum in the Pakistani film industry which is not still filled. Waheed Murad starred in 123 feature films and earned 32 awards for his unmatchable performance. Murad started his film career by producing a film named 'Insan Badalta Hey'. He has written and produced several films. Radio Pakistan has aired many of his interviews during his life.

As an actor, he started his film career from S.M. Yousaf’s 'Aulad'. Then came 'Daman' in which he played second hero opposite Neelo with Sabiha and Santosh as the main lead. He appeared as lead hero in 'Heera Aur Pathar' opposite Zeba.The director, music composer and songwriter of the film were Pervaiz Malik, Suhail Rana and Masroor Anwar respectively.

This team led by Murad as hero and producer created magic again in the form of film 'Arman' which turned out to be Pakistan's first platinum jubilee film. Waheed Murad performed with heroines such as Zeba, Shamim Ara, Rani, Shabnam, Deeba, Babra Sharif, Naghama Aaliya, Sangeeta and others.

He also gave some memorable performances in Punjabi films such as 'Mastana Mahi', 'Ishq Mera Naan', 'Sayyo Ni Mera Mahi', 'Akh Lari Badobadi' and 'Jogi'. Waheed Murad got married to Salma, daughter of a Karachi-based industrialist on September 17, 1964. His son, Adil Murad, who also acted in a film is a computer engineer and lives in the United States.

His daughter Aaliya is married to a businessman and lives in Karachi with her mother.

Murad’s important films include Mamta, Bahu Begum, Saaz Aur Awaz, Kaneez, Honhar, Bhiya, Jaag Utha Insaan, Dewar Bhabi, Insaniyat, Phir Subha Hogi, Maan Baap, Jan-e-Arzoo, Samandar, Dil Mera Dharkan Teri, Jahan Tum Wahan Hum, Ishara, Saalgira, Tum Hi Ho Mehboob Meray, Ladla, Andleeb, Ik Nagina, Maan Beta, Afsana, Baywafa, Naseeb Apna Apna, Phir Chand Niklay Ga, Chand Sooraj, Neend Hamari Khwab Tumharay, Rim Jhim,, Afshan, Anjuman, Khalish, Naag Muni, Hill Station, Daulat Aur Duniya, Bandagi, Zindagi Aik Safar Hey, Mulaqat, Baharo Phool Barsao, Khwab Aur Zindagi, Unhoni, Jaal, Tum Salamat Raho, Phool Meray Gulshan Ka, Mastani Mehbooba, Jab Jab Phool Khilay, Nishani, Pyari, Apnay Huay Paraiy, Izzat, Shabana, Zubaidah, Deedar, Surriya Bhopali, Nazrana, Parkh, Wada, I Love You, Muhbbat Zindagi Hey, Hero and many others. Salma Waheed Murad spoke to a private TV channel and said after the passage of 25 years, people still love and respect Waheed Murad.

Senior actor Habid termed Waheed Murad as a king of expressions and said Murad had a specialty in picturising romantic songs.

President Asif Ali Zardari has decided to confer Sitara-e-Imtiaz (Civil) posthumously on renowned film actor Waheed Murad in recognition of his meritorious services and his contribution to Pakistan's film industry and the promotion of art and culture in the country. The decision was made as a token of tribute to the illustrious and legendary Waheed Murad on the occasion of his 27th death anniversary - November 23. SAMAA






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