LAHORE – Legendary actor of Pakistan’s silver screen Muhammad Ali will be remembered on his 7th death anniversary today.
Mohammad Ali was born to a religious family in Rampur in British India on November 10‚ 1938. Muhammad Ali began his professional career from Radio Pakistan Hyderabad and his debut film was “Charagh Jalta Raha” (1962).
He acted in over 300 movies, including Punjabi films, and worked with Zeba‚ Shamim Ara and other prominent actors and actresses of the time. He was a versatile actor and played negative roles as well.
He married Zeba‚ a prominent film heroine of her time. Ali was a cardiac patient and underwent two surgeries.
He is widely considered to be the foremost dramatic performer that the Pakistani film industry has ever had and was conferred with the Pride of Performance in 1984 in recognition of his life-long services to the entertainment industry of Pakistan and subsequently became the only actor who was awarded with Tamgha-e-Imtiaz.
Mohammad Ali died on March 19‚ 2006 due to a cardiac arrest in Lahore.