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Legendary film star Muhammad Ali remembered today


Syed Umarullah HussainiWeb Editor

19th March, 2020
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Legendary Film Star

Legendary film star of silver screen Muhammad Ali remembered on his 14th Death anniversary.

Legendary film star Muhammad Ali joined Radio Pakistan Hyderabad as a broadcaster in 1956 and also worked at Radio Pakistan Karachi station.

The actor who dubbed as the ‘Shahanshah e Jazbat‘( Emperor of Emotions ) by fans and peers alike was a domineering force in Pakistani cinema from the 60s all the way into the 80s.

He acted in over 300 movies and was conferred with Pride of Performance in 1984.

Born on April 1, 1931, Muhammad Ali’s family migrated from India to Karachi after the 1947 partition.

He later shifted to Lahore.

Ali made his acting debut in 1962 with the film Chiragh jalta raha.

During the course of his two-decade-long career, Ali delivered several hit films including  Khandan, Aulaad, Khamos Raho, Shararat, Aaj ki Raat and many others. Ali has worked in a total of 250 films, 94 of which he starred as a leading man.

Muhammad Ali won several awards in his lifetime.

During 1984 he won the Pride of Performance Award.

For his services to the local film industry, Ali given the Tamgha e Imtiaz and certain other awards including  Bolan Award, Noshad Award at India, Al Nasar Award at Dubai, Pakistan Academy Award and Nigar Awards.

Muhammad Ali was a soft-hearted and humble man who cared about the not so financially well off artists of the industry.

He established an Ali Zaiba Foundation when he was at the peak of his career.

The Ali Zaiba Foundation works towards the aid of poor artists of the country

He died in 2006 at the age of 74 from a heart attack.

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