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'Legend gone': Showbiz in deep grief over acting great Talat Hussain’s demise

Big name in Pakistani drama industry laid to rest after death at age of 83 in Karachi

By Web Desk
May 26, 2024
Legendary actor Talat Hussain. — X/@YusraSAskariPaki
Legendary actor Talat Hussain. — X/@YusraSAskariPaki

Pakistani entertainment industry expressed deep grief and sorrow over the demise of legendary actor Talat Hussain, who passed away at the age of 83 after a long illness this morning.

The veteran’s daughter, Tazeen Hussain shared the news of his death with “profound grief and a very heavy heart” and asked people to pray for the thespian’s forgiveness.

Various figures from the show business and actors expressed sorrow over the loss of a gem of an artist

Famous actor Adnan Siddiqui reacted to Tazeen’s post with a comment, saying a prayer and expressing deep grief on Hussain’s demise.

He also offered condolences to the bereaved family and prayed for Hussain’s eternal peace.

“Passing away of Talat Hussain sahib feels like a personal loss. He was there not as a co-actor but guiding force when I did my first-ever play, Khwabon Ki Zanjir. Another of the greats gone,” Siddiqui separately wrote in an X post.

Actors Laila Wasti, Shahzad Sheikh and Tooba Siddiqui also commented on the Instagram post, praying for the deceased and his family.

Meanwhile, seasoned actor Rubina Ashraf took to her Instagram to mourn the “huge loss”. She shared a picture of Hussain and wrote that he was not just an accomplished actor but a teacher and “an academy” where many of the people in the industry received their first lessons.

“Another great gone,” Ashraf said, adding that Hussain will live in people’s hearts forever.

Actor Bushra Ansari took to Instagram to offer her condolences. "What a loss," she wrote in her post.

Meanwhile, speaking to Geo News, Bushra said that her heart is sad. "Talat was an elegant and civilised actor," she said.

Showering praise on his voice, she said that Hussain used to speak beautifully. She added that he was a person with a great personality.

Actor Humayun Saeed expressed his sorrow on Instagram Stories, calling Hussain “a legend and an icon”.

Legend gone: Showbiz in deep grief over acting great Talat Hussain’s demise

“Deeply saddened to learn about Talat Hussain sahab’s passing… May Allah bless his soul,” Saeed wrote in the caption.

Meanwhile, Nabeel Zafar, who has worked with Hussain in various popular drama serials during the late 1990s, said that the veteran actor will be deeply missed.

Aijaz Aslam paid homage to Hussain, saying that the deceased actor's legacy would live on through the lives he touched.

Punjab Chief Minister Maryam Nawaz also joined the list of mourners by offering condolences and sympathies with Hussain's survivors.

"CM Maryam Nawaz Sharif while paying tribute to the artistic services of Talat Hussain said that Talat Hussain held a unique distinction in the art of acting," a statement released by the Chief Minister's Office read.

The deceased actor was laid to rest after a funeral prayer this evening in Karachi's DHA. Several showbiz personalities and politicians including Sindh Governor Kamran Tessori attended the funeral.

Meanwhile, Senator Faisal Javed Khan expressed grief over Hussain's passing, saying: "A legendary actor and an academy himself, Talat sab was a star whose brilliance, flawless acting and natural expressions were recognisable across the generations."

Javed also recalled the time when he worked with Hussain on some voiceover projects.