Haseena Moin’s demise has left the Pakistani drama fans mourning all over the world.
The iconic dramatist and playwright passed away aged 79 in Karachi on Friday.
Those who grew up watching PTV’s golden era dramas know pretty well what Hassena Moin’s name attached to the title meant.
A deep storyline, strong female character, enlightenment hitting the core of a social issue with words of wisdom, culture; and social values with a touch of humour that’s what made Haseena’s Moin’s dramas outstanding.
Her extraordinary works included Ankahi, Tanhaiyaan, Kiran Kahani, Dhoop Kinaray, Aahat, Uncle Urfi, Shehzori, Kohar, Des Pardes, Pal Do Pal, Aansoo, Kasak, Parchaiyan, and Parosi.
She was also the recipient of the Pride of Performance award for her services to the performing arts in Pakistan.
Her demise is being mourned by millions of Urdu drama fans today. The legacy of entertainment she has left behind will be cherished forever, however, her position will always remain vacant.
With her death, an era of Pakistani dramas comes to its end.
Many fans, colleagues, and Urdu drama lovers took to social media to express their grief and extend prayers for the departed soul.
Just found out that my amazing, talented auntie Haseena Moin, who was one of the most beloved & acclaimed writers in Pakistan, passed away today. The world has lost a bright light today and I have lost a woman I truly love and admire. Inna lillahi wa inna illahi rajaoon. pic.twitter.com/ZrjcUX6s8d— Shaheen Pasha (@profpasha) March 26, 2021
#HaseenaMoeen passed away. The poster woman of an era, a constant reminder of why Pakistani drama was the way it was. We had stopped practising her standards of writing a while back and now even her symbolic presence is no more. May her spirit guide us in these dark days of TV.— Rafay Mahmood (@Rafay_Mahmood) March 26, 2021
Shehzori. Kiran Kahani. Uncle Urfi. Zer Zabar Pesh. Parchhaiyyan. Ankahi. Tanhaiyyan. Des Pardes. Parrosi. Kasak. Aahat. Dhoop Kinaray. These were the stories of our growing up years. And their characters live with us to this day. #RIPHaseenaMoin pic.twitter.com/0KnHR10eCG— Hasan Zaidi (@hyzaidi) March 26, 2021
Very sad news for🇵🇰— Shama Junejo (@ShamaJunejo) March 26, 2021
A very big loss for Pakistani Drama industry.We grew up watching Haseena Moeen & Bajiya’s dramas. It used to be dream of every actress to work with them. I was extremely lucky to have worked with Bajiya & offer from her. My deepest condolences to her family. https://t.co/9DZ1O37ZQB
During lockdown , we relived in goldendays by watching some of the heart touchingsuperhit dramas by Haseena Moeen.— Sardar Ali Wattoo (@SardarAliWattoo) March 26, 2021
إِنَّا لِلَّٰهِ وَإِنَّا إِلَيْهِ رَاجِعُونَ
May Allah SWT bless her soul with choicest of the blessings. I know she will live on in our hearts pic.twitter.com/dw1uPxUR3X
Woke up to this terrible news of Haseena Moin passing away. A master of her art. Will forever be in debt to her for giving women such empowered characters! Simply the best playwright and dramatist Pakistan ever produced.— – (@daikhajayega) March 26, 2021
May God give her soul peace. RIP. pic.twitter.com/Qu5fWco4ch
Woke up to absolutely terrible news that legendary writer #HaseenaMoin has passed away. A golden era of Pakistan television and writing is gone forever. May you rest in peace, Maam. pic.twitter.com/mJN22rj0aD— Mahwash Ajaz 🇵🇰 (@mahwashajaz_) March 26, 2021
There were not just the above random messages, many of the Pakistani politicians are also mourning Haseena Moin’s death.
Faisal Javed Khan, Senator PTI -Chairman Standing Committee on Info Broadcasting, in his tweet said: “Saddened to hear of the loss of our great writer Haseena Moin Sehba! (PTI) We grew up watching her spectacular serials like Dhoop Kinaray, Aahat, Ankahi, Tanhaiyaan, Kasak, Parosi & many more. She was my late mother’s favorite writer. May ALLAH rest her soul in peace. Ameen.”
Saddened to hear of the loss of our great writer Haseena Moin Sehba! (PTI) We grew up watching her spectacular serials like Dhoop Kinaray, Aahat, Ankahi,Tanhaiyaan, Kasak, Parosi & many more. She was my late mother's favorite writer. May ALLAH rest her soul in peace. Ameen pic.twitter.com/AOTvoB1eES— Faisal Javed Khan (@FaisalJavedKhan) March 26, 2021
There were messages from PPP MNA Nafeesa Shah and PTI MNA Andleeb Abbas.
Nafeesa Shah paid tribute to the iconic writer saying,”#HaseenaMoin‘s passing signifies an end of an era, of #PTVs exclusive drama, of well-crafted scripts with great attention to plots& characters. Her scripts were imbued with humor& middle-class ethos. Her heroines were larger than life, strong women with resolve who conquer all #RIP.”
#HaseenaMoin's passing signifies an end of an era, of #PTVs exclusive drama,of wellcrafted scripts with great attention to plots& characters. Her scripts were imbued with humor& middle class ethos. Her heroines were larger than life, strong women with resolve who conquer all #RIP pic.twitter.com/xg4V0hfcAp— Nafisa Shah (@ShahNafisa) March 26, 2021
PTI’s Andleeb Abbas in her tweet said, “What a loss…Haseena Moin who created such world-class life stories is no more…She gave women a new empowered strength and made Indian Bollywood pale in comparison…Her legacy will remain and remain.”
What a loss…Haseena Moin who created such world class life stories is no more…She gave women a new empowered strength and made Indian Bollywood pale in comparison….Her legacy will remain and remain…#Respect #Legend #RIP pic.twitter.com/lnLyK2Jx5r— Andleeb Abbas (@AndleebAbbas) March 26, 2021
Federal Minister Asad Umar and Shireen Mazari also shared his sentiments.
کروڑوں پاکستانیوں میں مسکراہٹیں بکھیرنے والی حسینہ معین ہم سے جدا ہو گئیں. لیکن ہم سب، خاص طور پر 70 اور 80 کی دہائی میں ٹی وی دیکھنے والوں کے لئے ان گنت یادیں چھوڑ گئیں . اللہ جنت نصیب کرے.— Asad Umar (@Asad_Umar) March 26, 2021
Sad. Haseena Moin passed away. اناللہ وانا الیہ راجعون pic.twitter.com/AFsD0hfVb7— Shireen Mazari (@ShireenMazari1) March 26, 2021