Zaheen Tahira Passes Away in Karachi, Fraternity Mourns Loss of Veteran Pakistani Actress

Zaheen Tahira Passes Away in Karachi, Fraternity Mourns Loss of Veteran Pakistani Actress

Zaheen Tahira was admitted to the Aga Khan University Hospital (AKUH) in Karachi on June 23 after suffering a major cardiac arrest and placed on a ventilator in the ICU
Zaheen Tahira Passes Away in Karachi, Fraternity Mourns Loss of Veteran Pakistani Actress
Zaheen Tahira

Veteran Pakistani drama actor Zaheen Tahira passed away on Tuesday in Pakistan, reported a foreign media outlet, citing family sources. The “Khuda ki Basti” actor was admitted to the Aga Khan University Hospital (AKUH) in Karachi on June 23 after suffering a major cardiac arrest. After receiving treatment in the Intensive Care Unit where she was placed on a ventilator, Zaheen Tahira was shifted to the CCU four days later on June 27, according to a representative of the AKUH. The hospital had later added that her condition is not stable and it may take time for her to recover due to her old age. “She is not doing well and her condition keeps worsening,” her son had said while speaking to the media.

Sources familiar with the matter relayed that Zaheen Tahira was admitted in the hospital since the past two weeks. Her nephew Mohammad Ali confirmed to the media that his aunt had been sick since the past 12-13 days. She had debuted in the Pakistani entertainment industry during the mid 1960s and is deemed as the most lovable actresses of Pakistan. Considered as a veteran and pioneer star of the industry, Zaheen Tahira had worked in the same profession since decades, performing various roles in over 700 dramas. It is pertinent to note that she was bestowed with the “Tamgha-e-Imtiaz” which is considered as the First highest decoration given to any civilian in Pakistan based on their achievements by the then President Asif Ali Zardari for her distinctive work in the Pakistan Television Industry.

Zaheen Tahira has worked in a wide range of dramas such as Kahaniyan, Aroosa, Dastak, Kaali Aankhain, Des Pardes, Tujh par Qurban, Aina, Waqt ka Asman, Maasi aur Malka, Rastay Dil Ke, Kesi Hain Dooriyan, Shama, Dil Dia Dehleez, Chandni Raatein. Her loved ones in the drama industry referred to her as “Tahira Appa”. Her last drama was Baban Khala Ki Betian which was premiered last year in June. Many actors, actresses, directors, producers, models and others representing the Pakistani Showbiz Industry paid their condolences to the veteran drama actress after the news of her death surfaced on the media and they all came together to send her lots of love and prayers apart from urging people to do the same.

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