Veteran actor Talat Iqbal passes away
Talat Iqbal, veteran actor and senior artist of Pakistan Drama Industry, has passed away in the United States, on Friday (today).
The death of actor Talat Iqbal has been confirmed by his family, they said that the actor died in the United States.
Talat Iqbal was undergoing treatment in Dallas, Texas, USA. It was reported that Talat Iqbal was on a ventilator while unconscious.
In this regard, Talat Iqbal’s daughter Sumi Hussain while talking to Geo News said that her father did not have corona but he was taking some medicine which got stuck in his respiratory tract.
She further stated that her younger sister had passed away two weeks ago. After the death of younger sister, her father’s health also deteriorated.
Talat Iqbal was admitted and under treatment since 10 days.
It may be recalled that Talat Iqbal had been living in Texas for a long time while Talat Iqbal had played the lead role in many dramas and films in the 70’s and 80’s.
Talat Iqbal’s funeral prayers will be held today after Friday prayers at Masjid-ur-Rehman and burial will be held at Restland Cemetery.
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Earlier in March, Veteran Pakistani actor and producer Ejaz Durrani passed away in Lahore at the age of 86.
According to family sources he had been suffering from a long-time illness.
Durranis’s funeral prayer offered during Asr prayers in Lahore’s Garden Town.
Born in 1935, Durrani started his film career in 1956 from his debut film “Hameeda” as a supporting actor.
He gained prominence after performing in Punjabi folklores and epic love stories — “Heer Ranjha” and “Mirza Sahiban“.
However, his first film as a hero was ‘‘Bara Aadmi’’ released in 1957.
After becoming a popular actor he married Noor Jehan but divorced her later. From Noor Jehan he has three daughters: Hina, Shazia and Nazia.
Durrani had another marriage with film actress Firdous which also ended up in divorce.
Apart from his actor career, Durrani produced some successful films like Heer Ranjha (1970), Dosti (1971), Sholay (1984) and Maula Bakhsh (1988).