Veteran film actor Habib-ur-Rehman died after protracted illness

ISLAMABAD: Renowned film actor Habib-ur-Rehman, better known by his screen name Habib, director, producer and television actor died in Lahore on Thurday after protracted illness.

Prior to his death, he was admitted in hospital due to attack of brain hemorrhage in Lahore on 15 February, PTV News reported.

He was one of the busiest heroes of the industry and has established himself as one of most successful actors of Pakistani cinema.

He has appeared both in Punjabi and Urdu language movies. Habib was born in an agriculturist Arain family of Patiala state Punjab, British India.

He was highly educated and was considered quite stylish in the film industry of Pakistan.

Rehman’s family migrated to Pakistan at the time of partition in 1947. He married fellow film actress Naghma, and father of two sons and four daughters from his first wife, and another daughter later from his second wife.

He has been associated with the film industry as film actor, film producer from 1956 to 2016. He had two sons, four daughters from first wife, and one daughter from second wife.

His breakthrough film was “Aadmi” in 1958. He made his debut in film Lakhat-e-Jigar (1956).

He received an important role in the film Aadmi (1958) , in Urdu hit  films such as Ayyaz (1960), Zehr-e-Ishq (1958), Surayya (1961),[2] Saperan (1961),Aulad (1962), Mehtab, Maa Ke Aansoo, Khandan, Aashiyana (1964), Fashion, Dil Ke Tukrey, Basheera (1972), Eid Mubarak (1965), Dil Aur Duniya, Haar Geya Insaan and Waqt.

His Punjabi films Mouj Mela (1963) was a super-hit musical Golden Jubilee film. He took the role of a side- hero in Pakistan’s first Platinum Jubilee film,Jeedar (1965).

His Awards were Nigar Award for Best Actor “Aadmi” in 1958, Nigar Award for Best Actor “Surayya” in 1961, Nigar Award Lifetime Achievement Award in 2002.

Habib was a versatile film hero in Pakistani films who played the young-to-old roles when he was on the peak of his film career.

Habib was first film hero to complete 100 films landmark.