Legendary filmstar Muhammad Ali remembered
Renowned film star of Pakistan’s silver screen Muhammad Ali was remembered on his 14th death Anniversary today.
Muhammad Ali was born on April 19, 1931 in Rampur‚ India.
His family moved from Rampur to Rohtak after his birth and then to Multan shortly after the independence of Pakistan.
Muhammad Ali joined Radio Pakistan Hyderabad as a broadcaster in 1956. He also worked at radio Pakistan Bahawalpur Karachi stations.
Zulfikar Ali Bukhari, the Director General Radio Pakistan‚ became his mentor for acting. Muhammad Ali used to mention him as his spiritual father.
Hailing from a religious family, he started his career from Radio Hyderabad and ventured into film industry in early 60s.
He acted in over 300 movies and was conferred with Pride of Performance in 1984.
His several hit films includes, Khandan, Aulaad, Khamos Raho, Shararat, Aaj ki Raat and many others.
During 1984 he won the Pride of Performance Award. For his services to the local film industry, Ali was given the Tamgha-e-Imtiaz and certain other awards.
In the early nineties, he left the showbiz industry and devoted his life to public health, keeping himself engaged in constructing hospitals for children suffering from blood diseases.
He passed away in 2006 at the age of 74. Ali was suffering from multi-organ problems for a few years. He was on dialysis and also suffered from high blood pressure and a prolonged heart disease.