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Pakistani celebrities who left us mourning in 2018

They have been outstanding individuals who contributed to the society and their respective fields.


Death is a sad reality which cannot be denied. Pakistan suffered a huge loss as many celebrities passed away in 2018. They have been outstanding individuals who contributed to the society and their respective fields.

Pakistan mourned the deaths of these individuals and they will be certainly missed forever. All of them were popular, talented and hardworking individuals, who have left a legacy behind by their contributions for the society in their respective fields and will be thoroughly missed.

Zubaida Tariq

A house hold name in Pakistan, Zubaida Tariq known as Zubaida Appa to millions of Pakistanis, passed away on January 4, 2018 due to heart failure. She was a chef, cooking expert and a health adviser who was known more for giving home remedies for many things relating to daily life.

She was part of a cooking channel and was working actively even being 72 years old. She was a self-taught homemaker and cooking expert. Her many recipes and home remedies are still being used many of her fans and followers throughout the world.

Matloobur Rehman – ‘Zakoota Jinn’

Matloobur Rehman who played “Zakoota Jinn” character in our childhood favorite TV series Ainak Wala Jinn passed away on 1th February at Lahore in Mayo Hospital. He was 68 years old. He was a famous stage and television actor and was known as Munna Lahori in show biz circle.

Mansoor Ahmed

49 years old Mansoor Ahmed, Pakistan’s World Cup winning hockey goalkeeper passed away after prolonged illness on 12th May, 2018.

The hockey legend represented Pakistan in 338 hockey matches from 1986 to 2000 and was which was known as the 1994 World Cup hero for Pakistan, was awaiting for Indian Visa to go undergo heart treatment.

Qazi Wajid

Veteran television actor Qazi Wajid, passed away on 11th February. He joined radio as a child artist, and from then on there was no bidding goodbye to the entertainment industry.

He had been the recipient of several accolades throughout his career, including the Pride of Performance Award. His dramas are considered classics of Pakistani entertainment. He showed his extraordinary acting skills in dramas like Khuda ki Basti, Taleem e Balgan, Tanhayian, Ankahi, Dhoop Kinary and many more.

Asma Jahangir

Famous lawyer and activist Asma Jahanghir passed away on 11th Feburary, Sunday, after a stroke at the age of 66. She was born to a bureaucrat Malik Ghulam Jilani and Sabiha Jilani in Lahore on January 27, 1952, Jahangir was best known for her pro-democratic and human rights activism.

Asma Jahanghir was a big name here in Pakistan for her contributions and struggle for human rights and women rights. She also actively participated in the struggle of providing justice to the minorities of Pakistan.

Begum Kulsoom Nawaz

Begum Kulsoom Nawaz, wife of former prime minister Nawaz Sharif passed away at the age of 68 in London on 11th September 2018 after a months-long battle with cancer.
Former first lady was suffering from lymphoma (throat) cancer and was under treatment for the past several months at the Harley Street Clinic in London.

Chef Tahir Chaudhry

The sudden news of demise of famous Chef Tahir Chaudhry left his fans and fellows in great sorrow. He passed away on 6th October 2018 due to cardiac arrest. Tahir Chaudhry was associated with famous Pakistani culinary channel Masala TV.

Fahmida Riaz

Fahmida Riaz, renowned progressive Urdu poet, writer passed away on 21 November, 2018. She was also a human rights activist. She wrote more than 15 books on fiction and poetry and her death was considered a huge loss because of her major contributions in different fields.

Ali Raza Abidi

Former Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan (MQM-P) lawmaker Ali Raza Abidi was gunned down outside his residence in Karachi on 25th December evening.

Abidi was elected as an MNA on Muttahida Qaumi Movement’s ticket in 2013 general elections. He, however, joined the Pakistan faction of the party after its split in Karachi in August 2016. He resigned from his National Assembly membership in November 2017 citing political and personal reasons.
Former MNA has been an active personality on Twitter sharing his personal views and citing criticism.

the authorSaman Siddiqui
Saman Siddiqui, A freelance journalist with a Master’s Degree in Mass Communication and MS in Peace and Conflict Studies. Associated with the media industry since 2006. Experience in various capacities including Program Host, Researcher, News Producer, Documentary Making, Voice Over, Content Writing Copy Editing, and Blogging, and currently associated with OyeYeah since 2018, working as an Editor.

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