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Pakistani actor Zaheen Tahira dies at 79

Zaheen Tahira starred in over 700 serials. She also received the Tamgha-e-Imtiaz in recognition of her work in the Pakistani entertainment industry.

By: PTI | Karachi | Updated: July 9, 2019 4:53:06 pm
Zaheen Tahira Zaheen Tahira was 79. (Photo: Zaheen Tahira/Facebook)

Pakistani actor Zaheen Tahira passed away on Tuesday. She was 79.

According to The Express Tribune, the actor was admitted to a Karachi hospital last month due to cardiac issues.

She was put on a ventilator and was later shifted to the critical care unit (CCU).

The actor’s grandson Danial Shahzad Khan also shared the news on Facebook. “My dado (grandmother) Zaheen Tahira has passed away,” Khan wrote.

Recently, the news of her recovery went viral on the Internet after Pakistan’s entertainment industry took to social media to send their prayers.

Zaheen Tahira starred in over 700 serials in lead and supporting roles. She was known for playing strong characters from the late 1960s to 1980s.

Tahira fronted Pakistan’s record breaking serial Khuda Ki Basti by Shaukat Siddiqui. The show was re-telecast in 1974 and 1990.

In 2013, she received the Tamgha-e-Imtiaz in recognition of her work in the Pakistani entertainment industry.

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