PM Imran condoles deaths of actress Neelo, Shahid Gondal

By: News Desk      Published: 11:05 AM, 31 Jan, 2021
PM Imran condoles deaths of actress Neelo, Shahid Gondal

Prime Minister (PM) Imran Khan has expressed grief and sorrow over the deaths of veteran film actress Neelo Begum and senior PTI Lawyers Wing leader Shahid Naseem Gondal. They both breathed their last on Saturday.

In a tweet posted on Sunday, Prime Minister Imran Khan expressed condolences in reaction to top filmstar Shaan Shahid’s tweet announcing the death of his mother. The prime minister wrote:

“My condolences and prayers go to @mshaanshahid on the passing of his mother.”

Before that, Imran Khan in a tweet, while extending his condolences to the death of Shahid Gondal, said: “Saddened to learn of Shahid Gondal’s passing. He was one of our most loyal workers who stood with us during our struggle against the political mafias. My condolences & prayers go to his family.”

Actress Neelo Begum, who was the mother of renowned actor Shaan Shahid, died on Saturday. Her son Shaan wrote on twitter: “It is with the saddest of heart I share the departure of my mother as she has gone to her creator .may ALLAH bless her.”

Neelo was born on 30 June 1940 in Bhera, Sargodha. Cynthia Alexander Fernandes was her real name. At age 16, she appeared in Bhowani Junction (1956), a Hollywood film shot in and around Lahore. She shot to fame in Pakistani films when she performed on the song "Aaye mausam, rangilay suhanay" in the film Saat Lakh (1957).