Heer Ranjha icon Firdous Begum passes away at 73

Published 16 Dec, 2020 03:51pm

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The actor breathed her last at a hospital in Lahore on Tuesday.

Known for her extensive acting career from the 1970s to 1980s, veteran industry star Firdous Begum, passed away at 73, family sources revealed.

Begum was admitted to a hospital in Lahore on Tuesday due to a brain hemorrhage, where she breathed her last.

Her film career started with the movie Fanoos in 1963, where she was cast in the role of a supporting actor. Following, she acted in over 150 Punjabi, Urdu and Pashto films, receiving her big break through Heer Ranjha, where she shined in the adaptation of the namesake story by Sufi poet, Waris Shah.

However, it was her lead role in Malangi (1965) that strengthened her roots as an icon and legend in Lollywood, and where she met her first husband, lead actor Akmal Khan, who unfortunately passed away in June 1967.

Firdous Begum is survived by her three children, two sons and a daughter.