Legendary actor Muhammad Ali’s 11th death anniversary today

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He was a versatile actor and was conferred with Pride of Performance in 1984.
ISLAMABAD, Mar 17 (APP): The 11th death anniversary of legendary film star of Pakistan’s silver screen Muhammad Ali is being observed today (Sunday).

He was born to a religious family in in 1935 at Rohtak, India.
Muhammad Ali began his professional career from Radio Pakistan Hyderabad as a broadcaster and then as an actor.

He made his silver screen debut from ‘Charagh Jalta Raha’(1962) as a villain.

The first film in which he played the lead role was “Shararat” (1964) opposite Bahar.

He performed brilliantly in “Khamosh Raho” (1964) and won the first Nigar Award for it.

Muhammad Ali performed an unforgettable role in “Aag Ka Darya” (1966) opposite Shamim Ara.

He acted in over 300 movies including some Punjabi films and worked with numerous prominent actors and actresses of the time.

He was a versatile actor and was conferred with Pride of Performance in 1984 in recognition of his life-long services to the entertainment industry of Pakistan and subsequently became the only actor who was awarded with Tamgha-e-Imtiaz.

He married Zeba, a prominent film heroine of her time. Ali was a cardiac patient and underwent two surgeries.

Mohammad Ali died on March 19, 2006 due to heart attack in Lahore.

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