Legendary Pakistani actor Zaheen Tahira, who starred in over 700 drama serials in lead and supporting roles, has passed away in Karachi on Tuesday. She was 79.
According to The Express Tribune, the actor was admitted to a city-based hospital last month due to cardiac issues. She was put on a ventilator and was later shifted to the critical care unit (CCU).
Just 3 days after getting back from surgery, she was recovering. And it was her birthday 😔 sorry to say I got the call that my moms Khala had another heart attack and didn’t make it
انا للہ و انا الیہ راجعون
Please make dua for Zaheen Tahira 🙏🏽 pic.twitter.com/pakCpJ29vz
— M I S H K A (@NoMishtake) July 9, 2019
The actor’s grandson Danial Shahzad Khan also shared the news on Facebook. “My dado (grandmother) Zaheen Tahira has passed away,” Khan wrote.
Soon after the news of Zaheen Tahira’s demise broke, social media site Twitter got flooded with tributes and condolence messages.
Veteran Actress Zaheen Tahira who started her career in 1966 and has given the most unbelievable plays passed away today
Her work will be remembered always .
May Allah give her jannat and sabar to family
إِنَّا لِلّهِ وَإِنَّـا إِلَيْهِ رَاجِعونَ
— Imran Ismail (@ImranIsmailPTI) July 9, 2019
— Muhammad sajjad |محمد سجاد| (@sajjadpk0) July 9, 2019
— Fareeha Fatima (@fdmz125) July 9, 2019
Zaheen Tahira, legendary actor from the golden era of Pak TV, passes away.
People our age have grown up watching her plays. From Khuda ki Basti before us to her most recent Burfi Laddu, she demonstrated class & versatility. TV can't be same without these legends. Rest in peace. pic.twitter.com/FrIOJiraw0
— Marvi Sirmed (@marvisirmed) July 9, 2019
— Salman Afridi (@theoptimistique) July 9, 2019