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Death anniversary of the fallen Punjabi film legend

Syed Umarullah HussainiWeb Editor

09th Jan, 2020. 11:59 am
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Death Anniversary

Death anniversary of fallen Punjabi film legend Sultan Rahi observed today.

Peers and fans of the fallen legend remembers him in tears, and praised Rahi for his contribution to the local film industry.

Sultan Rahi among those film actors that was a source of financial strength for this industry.

Sultan Rahi made his debut in 1959 with a supporting role in the film Bhaggi.

Since then the actor has delivered hit after hit with films such as Wehshi Gujjar, Kayla Jatt, Ghulami, Moti Shair, Sher Khan, Godfather, Basheera, Kaley Chore, Mola Baksh and Rotti. Spanning four decades, Rahi has made 700 Punjabi films and over 150 Urdu films.

His name is mentioned in the Guinness Book of World Records as the most prolific actor.

Moreover He has won around 150 awards including the Nigar Awards in 1971 and 1972.

However The actor met his demise in 1996 when he killed in a robbery attempt while travelling with his friend on Grand Trunk Road near Gujranwala.

Sultan Rahi survived by his five children, one of whom is actor Haider Sultan.

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