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Showbiz stars mourn passing of legendary Actor Talat Hussain

The celebrated actor died at the age of 83 Sunday morning after a prolonged illness in Karachi



Showbiz stars mourn passing of legendary Actor Talat Hussain
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Karachi: The condolences poured in from the Pakistani showbiz industry after news emerged of the passing of legendary actor and director Talat Hussain on national media.

The celebrated actor died at the age of 83 Sunday morning after a prolonged illness in Karachi. He had been battling dementia and dealing with a chest infection.

Usman Peerzada

Notable actor, director, producer, and screenwriter Usman Peerzada expressed sorrow and grief over the death of Talat Hussain. He said that no one would ever touch the heights that the veteran actor Talat Hussain had reached. In his condolence message, Peerzada prayed to Almighty Allah to rest the departed soul in eternal peace and grant solace to the bereaved family members in this moment of grief.

Javed Sheikh

Actor Javed Sheikh expressed grief over Talat’s demise, saying he was deeply saddened by the loss. Sheikh emphasized that Talat was not just an artist but also a very noble person. "Among all the artists in Pakistan, he had the most knowledge," Sheikh remarked. He recalled listening to Talat Hussain's voice in cinemas during their early days and spending his initial years with him on radio and television. Sheikh praised Talat's unique portrayal of characters in English and Urdu films and noted that his name was recognized in the UK and Indian industries as well. He concluded by saying that an artist like Talat Hussain could not be found in the region and prayed for Allah to grant him a place in paradise.

Bushra Ansari

Actor Bushra Ansari expressed deep sorrow over Talat Hussain's death. She called it a huge loss for the Pakistani showbiz industry.

Sohail Ahmed

Senior actor Sohail Ahmed expressed profound sorrow over Talat’s passing, noting Talat Hussain's great affection for his juniors. Ahmed described him as a person of immense kindness and lamented that his death had left a huge void in the world of TV. He expressed gratitude for the moments spent with Talat Hussain and considered himself fortunate to have earned his love. Ahmed praised Talat's work, which he said was still cherished in their hearts. He urged people in showbiz to follow in Talat Hussain's footsteps, emphasizing that Talat never compromised on the quality of acting and brought pride to Pakistani television worldwide. Ahmed prayed to Allah to bless Talat Hussain with respect and dignity in the afterlife.

Karachi Arts Council President

In his condolence message, Ahmed Shah, the president of the Karachi Arts Council, expressed grief and sorrow over Talat Hussain's demise. He highlighted Talat Hussain's deep connection with the Pakistan Arts Council, noting that he remained part of the governing body and mentored several actors. Shah described the late actor as an educated man and a philosopher.