Heer Ranjha star Ejaz Durrani passes away in Lahore

Heer Ranjha star Ejaz Durrani passes away in Lahore

He was once married to Noor Jehan and had three daughters with her.
01 Mar, 2021

Actor Ejaz Durrani, the ex-husband of the late Madam Noor Jehan and father of three of her children, has passed away in Lahore. He was 85 years old.

He had been suffering from a longtime illness. His funeral prayers will be offered today (Monday) after Zuhr prayers in Lahore's Garden Town.

Durrani made a name for himself in the Pakistani film industry and was known for hits such as Heer Ranjha in which he played the titular Ranjha.

The actor was born in a village in Jalalpur Jattan in 1935. His first film was Hameeda in 1956 but it wasn't until 1957 that he finally got a lead role in Bara Adhmi, directed by Humayun Mirza.

After a very successful career as an actor, Durrani turned to the distribution side of the industry and also involved himself in filmmaking. He was one of the producers of the 1970 hit Heer Ranjha, as well as Shola and Dosti.

He was married to Madam Noor Jehan from 1959 to 1971 and the couple had three daughters together. They parted and he later married actor Firdous. That marriage also ended.

Punjab Chief Minister Usman Buzdar has expressed his condolences and grief at Durrani’s death. We cannot forget his contributions for the growth of the Pakistani film industry, he said.


Dr. Salaria, Aamir Ahmad Mar 01, 2021 04:09pm
What a grave, grim, gross and great tragedy? Inna Lilla Hay Waa Inna Illehey Rajayoon.
A Bostonian Mar 01, 2021 04:28pm
Inna lillahe wa inna ilayhi rajioon
Changez Khan Mar 01, 2021 04:43pm
An outstanding actor. RIP.
Syed ahmed Mar 01, 2021 05:00pm
R I P sir
M. Emad Mar 01, 2021 05:01pm
Heer Ranjha tragic romances of Punjab. Heer Ranjha's Punjabi a dying out language in Punjab.
Chrís Dăn Mar 01, 2021 05:32pm
RIP. What a legend we lost yesterday.
Khalil Mar 01, 2021 05:38pm
RIP sir. Loved heer ranjha
Zahid Sharfi. Mar 01, 2021 06:15pm
Rest in Peace, always. He was nice smiling actor and entertained a huge audience. Sincere condolences to his family.
SAk Mar 01, 2021 06:31pm
Inna lillahe wa inna elaihe rajeoon
M. Saeed Awan Mar 01, 2021 06:47pm
He was very good actor and human being. I had oppotunity to interview him at his distribution office Laxmi Chowk Lahore for his upcoming film debuet Nirma. When I asked the reason of parting his ways Madam Noor Jahan, he seemed uncoformtable at this question. Rather he suggested to talk about future of Pakistan film industry. He further opined that to keep cinema thriving, heavy ticket should be charged to meet the expenditures. He was sad to narrate that why Turkey is chosen for shoots since the said country offers maximum/speedy facilities to Producers. While there are certain checks and restrictions in Pakistan. Further law & order is another horrible factor. He will be remembered over his excellent performance particularly in Heer Ranjha, Dosti. May his soul rest in peace! Amin
P Nag Mar 01, 2021 06:51pm
I remember him in Devdas.
Patriot Mar 01, 2021 07:09pm
well-wisher Mar 01, 2021 07:58pm
R.I.P an condolences to family.
Taj Ahmad Mar 01, 2021 09:33pm
RIP to the legend actor Aijaz Durrani, Ameen.
Amer Ijaz Khan Mar 01, 2021 10:26pm
Firdous Begum and now Durrani Sahib. The onscreen Heer Ranjha are now safe in our thoughts, memories and imagination for ever if not in the physical world. What else to say. Indeed a sad news for us fans.
AZAM AKBAR Mar 02, 2021 05:28am
Rest In Peace.
Syed I Rafiq Mar 02, 2021 06:38am
Mr. Durrani, once, was the biggest name in Pakistani cinema. Let me say, that he was the original and the first hero we ever had. We are grateful for his contribution to our films. His fine and most graceful career will always be remembered.
Jawwad Mar 02, 2021 06:41am
RIP Sir. His contributions toward film industry should be celebrated.
Syed Irfan Ali Mar 02, 2021 10:08am
Inna Lillaahay Wainnaa Ilaiyhay rajeoon. May he rest in peace. Amen.