Nov 23 2009
26th death anniversary of chocolate hero Waheed Murad is observing today (Monday). Waheed Murad was born on October 2, 1938 in Karachi and news of his death on November, 23, 1983 left many eyes brimming with tears.
His death created such a vacuum in the Pakistani film industry that is not still filled. Waheed Murad acted in 123 feature films and earned 32 awards for his unmatchable performance, a private TV channel reported. Murad started his film career by producing a film named Insan Badalta Hey. He has written and produced several films. Radio Pakistan has aired many interviews during his life.
As an actor he started his film career from SM Yousafâ€™s Aulad. Then came Daman in which he played second hero opposite Neelo with Sabiha and Santosh in the main lead. He appeared as lead hero in a Heera Aur Pathar opposite Zeba.The director, music composer and songwriter of the film were Pervaiz Malik, Suhail Rana and Masroor Anwar respectively.
This team led by Murad as hero and producer again created magic in the shape of film Arman which turned out to be first platinum jubilee film in Pakistan. Waheed Murad performed with many heroines such as Zeba, Shamim Ara, Rani, Shabnam, Deeba, Babra Sharif, Naghama Aaliya, Sangeeta and others.
He also gave some memorable performances in Punjabi films such as Mastana Mahi, Ishq Mera Naan, Sayyo Ni Mera Mahi, Akh Lari Badobadi and Jogi. Waheed Murad got married to Salma, daughter of a Karachi-basedindustrialist on 17 September 1964. His son Adil Murad, who also acted in a film is a computer engineer and lives in the United States.
His daughter Aaliya who is married to a businessman, lives in Karachi with her mother.
Muradâ€™s important films included Mamta, Bahu Begum,Saaz Aur Awaz, Kaneez, Honhar, Bhiya, Jaag Utha Insaan, Dewar Bhabi, Insaniyat, Phir Subha Hogi, Maan Baap, Jan-e-Arzoo, Samandar, Dil Mera Dharkan Teri, Jahan Tum Wahan Hum, Ishara, Saalgira, Tum Hi Ho Mehboob Meray, Ladla, Andleeb, Ik Nagina, Maan Beta, Afsana, Baywafa, Naseeb Apna Apna, Phir Chand Niklay Ga, Chand Sooraj, Neend Hamari Khwab Tumharay, Rim Jhim,, Afshan, Anjuman, Khalish, Naag Muni, Hill Station, Daulat Aur Duniya, Bandagi, Zindagi Aik Safar Hey, Mulaqat, Baharo Phool Barsao, Khwab Aur Zindagi, Unhoni, Jaal, Tum Salamat Raho, Phool Meray Gulshan Ka, Mastani Mehbooba, Jab Jab Phool Khilay, Nishani, Pyari, Apnay Huay Paraiy, Izzat, Shabana, Zubaidah, Deedar, Surriya Bhopali, Nazrana, Parkh, Wada, I Love You, Muhbbat Zindagi Hey, Hero and many others. Salma Waheed Murad talking to a private TV channel said after passage of 25 years people still love and respect Waheed Murad which is surprising.
Senior actor Habid termed Waheed Murad as a king of expressions and said Murad enjoyed specialty in picturising romantic songs.