Veteran Actor Talat Hussain Passes Away in Karachi

Sun May 26 2024
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KARACHI: Veteran actor Talat Hussain passed away in Karachi after a prolonged illness, as confirmed by Karachi Arts Council President Ahmed Shah on Sunday. Hussain, known for his extensive career in radio, television, and cinema, had been undergoing treatment in a private hospital.

Born in 1940, Talat Hussain was a prominent figure in Pakistani entertainment. He was married to Professor Rakhshanda Hussain and was a father of three children — two daughters and one son. Hussain’s educational background included studying at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art.

Throughout his illustrious career, Talat Hussain received numerous accolades. He was awarded the Sitara-e-Imtiaz (Star of Excellence) in 2021 and the Pride of Performance Award in 1982 by the Government of Pakistan. His international recognition included the Amanda Award for Best Supporting Actor in the Norwegian film “Import Eksport” in 2006. Additionally, he received the Nigar Award in 1986 for Best Supporting Actor in the film “Miss Bangkok.”

Hussain’s legacy in the arts continues to inspire and influence generations of actors and performers in Pakistan and beyond.

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