Legendary Lollywood actor, producer and director Habib-Ur-Rehman passed away on thursday after a prolonged illness. Five years ago, Habib experienced brain surgery but he was never able to fully recover. A recent brain haemorrhage forced him to return to the hospital, where he took his last breath at the age of 85.
He was one of the biggest heroes of the industry and has established himself as one of most successful actors of Pakistani cinema. He worked both in Punjabi and Urdu language movies.
He is father of two sons and four daughters from his first wife and another daughter from his second wife. He has been associated with the film industry from 1956 to 2016.
He won Nigar Award for Best Actor Aadmi in 1958 Nigar Award for Best Actor Surayya in 1961 Nigar Award Lifetime Achievement Award in 2002. Habib was a versatile film hero in Pakistani films who played the young to old roles when he was on the peak of his film career. He was the first film hero to complete 100 films landmark.
President Mamnoon Hussain expressed intense grief and sorrow over the sad demise of veteran actor Habib. In his condolence message the president stated that with the death of Habib Pakistan film industry had lost a great actor, adding that his services for the country would forever be remembered. The president prayed for eternal peace of the departed soul and commiserated with the bereaved family.
Actor Nisho Begum said: “He was an icon to say the least. What we call Lollywood’s golden age was golden because of people like him,” She also said “Habib’s influence was such that despite the passing of several decades, no one could replace him.”
Veteran film actor Durdana Rehman said, “Habib remained on top of his game throughout his career. He was always very supportive towards newcomers.”
May Allah Grant Him highest place in Jannah. Ameen.