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Pakistani Acting Legend Talat Hussain Dies After Long Illness

Pakistani Acting Legend Talat Hussain Dies After Long Illness

Veteran Pakistani actor Talat Hussain passed away in Karachi after a prolonged illness at the age of 83. The president of the Karachi Arts Council confirmed his death, stating that Hussain had been in intensive care at a private hospital. His last rites were scheduled for Sunday.

Hussain, a pioneering voice of Radio Pakistan, was a beloved figure in the showbiz industry, leaving many in shock and grief. Condolence messages flooded in following the news of his passing.

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Talat Hussain’s illustrious career spanned decades, earning him a reputation as a legendary actor. In January 2024, his daughter Tazeen Hussain disclosed his battle with dementia, highlighting the challenges of his declining mental and physical health and his struggles with memory loss.

Hussain appeared in numerous acclaimed films, TV dramas, and plays, including Channel Four’s series “Traffik” and “Family Pride.” He also starred in the Indian film “Sautan Ki Beti” and made a guest appearance in the film “Jinnah.”

In 2012, Hussain was a faculty member at the National Academy of Performing Arts (NAPA) in Karachi. Some of his iconic works include “Chiragh Jalta Raha,” “Mohabbat Mar Nahi Sakti,” and “Actor in Law.” He even contributed to Turkish cinema with his role in “Malkoçoğlu Ölüm Fedaileri.”