Talat Hussain passed away in Karachi on Sunday at the age of 83

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Karachi: 26 May 2024: Renowned TV and stage luminary Talat Hussain passed away in Karachi on Sunday at the age of 83, following a prolonged illness, as announced by state broadcaster PTV on the social media platform X.

Born on September 18, 1940, Hussain had been undergoing treatment at a private hospital in Karachi, confirmed Arts Council of Pakistan (ACP) Karachi President Ahmed Shah. Shah remembered Hussain's profound association with ACP, noting his longstanding presence within its governing body. "An actor of Talat Hussain's caliber is a rarity," Shah remarked, acknowledging Hussain's unique contributions to the arts.

Shah also highlighted Hussain's receipt of the Sitara-i-Imtiaz award for his distinguished career and distinctive acting prowess. Offering prayers for the departed actor, Shah expressed solidarity with Hussain's bereaved family.

According to PTV, Hussain initiated his career in the 1960s before pursuing further training in England at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art in 1972. Notable dramas featuring him include "Bandish," "Karwaan," "Hawain," and "Parchaiyan," while his filmography boasts titles like "Chiragh Jalta Raha," "Gumnaam," and "Actor in Law."

Hussain's artistic reach extended beyond borders, encompassing international films and television dramas. In 2006, he was honored with the Amanda Award, akin to the Scandinavian Oscar, for his role in the Norwegian film "Import-Eksport." Additionally, he was bestowed with the prestigious Pride of Performance award for his outstanding contributions to the field of entertainment.

 
 
 
 
 

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