Chocolaty hero of Pakistani film industry Waheed Murad 35th Death Anniversary is being observed today.
Fans and colleagues of late legendary actor Waheed Murad are paying tribute to his services to film industry.
The Pakistan Waheedi Club will be arranging an honorary events at Lahore Press Club and also organise a film festival during which, the actor’s super hit films will be screened for the public.
According to General Secretary Muhammad Sajjad, “Waheed Murad is the only artist in Pakistan that is remembered like this. We organise such events every year to honour him and this year, will also witness a series of programmes held in Lahore. This club was established soon after Waheed’s death for the purposes of recognising and acknowledging his talent.”
He further added that many people from the film industry have been invited to celebrate Murad and his work. “A cake cutting ceremony will also be held.”
Film industry also paid tribute to the Armaan actor, stating that he was the most talented, handsome and stylish chocolaty ‘hero’ within Lollywood. “I can say with surety that no one has even come close to being such a beautiful actor in our film industry,” expressed actor Durdana Rahman.
She further said, “I have worked with Waheed in films and seen the peak of his popularity. I have even witnessed the time when every actress in the film industry wanted to star opposite him. To this day, when people speak of good looks and great acting style, we remember Waheed Murad.”
Waheed Murad 35th Death Anniversary is celebrated in this manner as the late actor has managed to remain in the hearts of friends, family and fans alike.
Waheed Murad was born on October 2, 1938 in Sialkot, before migrating to Karachi to complete his studies. He commenced his film career as a producer by joining the company established by his father, Nisar Murad. His first production was titled Insaan Badalta Hai, made in 1961.
During his film career, the superstar appeared in many other blockbusters such as Doraha, Zanjeer, Zameer, Ehsaan, Raaste Ka Pathar and Awaz, Badnaam among others. He featured opposite various famed female actors such as Zeba, Shabnam, Kavita, Shamim Ara and Babra Sharif.
Waheed Murad won around 32 prestigious awards, including a Sitara e Imtiaz.
He passed away on November 23, 1983 in Karachi, aged 45. Today is Waheed Murad 35th Death Anniversary.