Today is the birthday of our most celebrated film star, Waheed Murad and Google Pakistan also recognizes and remembers this unique actor, the chocolate hero and the heartthrob of his time by designing a doodle on his image.
If he was alive, he would be old as 81 years but nature takes back its precious gems too quickly so they remain shining through up from heavens.
His son Adil Murad expressed his gratitude to Google on remembering and celebrating his legendary father on his birthday. He further said Waheed Murad was not only the pride of Pakistan but of the whole Subcontinent that after 35 years of his death, he still lives in the hearts of people.
Waheed Murad, aka Weedu by his friends and colleagues was born in Karachi on 2nd October 1938. After graduating from SM Arts College Karachi, Waheed did masters in English Literature from University of Karachi. Very few actors of his time were as educated at he was.
The only son of the owner of company ‘Film Art’, Nisar Murad, Waheed started his career as a film producer in 1961 and made Insaan Badalta Hai. He came into acting by chance as a result of the constant disappearance of ace actor of that time, Darpan from his sets. Then Zeba, another lead of his film, suggested him to work as an actor. In beginning, he was reluctant to cast himself in his own production but the insistence of his childhood friend and later the director of his most successful films, Pervez Malik, he agreed to act but on the condition that Zeba would be his costar. Next year, he came with Zeba in film Aulad in a supporting role. His debut as lead was Heera Aur Pathaar, a Golden Jubilee, for which Waheed achieved his first Nigar Award.
Then came his 1966 flick Armaan (also with Zeba), which broke all record of its time and remained on screens for more than 75 weeks (the platinum jubilee, equal to blockbuster of today’s cinema). After that, there was no turning back and the name Waheed Murad became synonymous with success for any film.
Waheed Murad acted in a total of 124 films. His other notable films were Kaneez (1965), Dewar Bhabhi (1967), Ehsaan (1967), Dil Mer Dharkan Teri (1968), Salgirah (1969), Andleeb (1969), Anjuman (1970), Neend Hamari Khuwab Tumharey (1971), Mastan amhi (1971), Khalish (1972), Baharon Phool Barsao (1972), Daulat Aur Duniya (1972), Ishq Mera Naam (1974). Two of his films, Hero (1985) and Zalzala (1987) were released after his death.
He was the writer of his most successful films Armaan and Ehsaan. He had the special art of performances on songs. His ‘Koko Korina’ from film Armaan is considered the most popular filmy song of Pakistan even today. An interesting fact about Salgirah is that the teenage role of Waheed Murad in the film was played by former President of Pakistan Asif Ali Zardari.
The combination of Waheed Murad as producer and lead actor, Pervaiz Malik as director, Masroor Anwar as song writer, Sohail Rana as composer, Ahmed Rushdi as singer and Zeba as female lead created a number of successful films.
Adil Murad said that there was a special blessing of God on his father that he still has no match in the region, when it comes to style and acting skills.
In later stage of his career, Waheed Murad, who had influenced the Sub Continent film industry with his unique versatility, faced ignorance from leading producers, whom he had supported through all their careers. Unique in his nature as his talent, the star never asked for a role from any of them and spent and last days of his life with still some hope in isolation. The digits 3 and 8 were important in the life of this legend. He was born in the year 1938, died in the year 1983 at the age of 45 in Karachi. He is buried in Gulberg Graveyard, Lahore.
Waheed Murad achieved numerous awards for his work including four Nigar Awards. In November 2010, 27 years after his death, the then Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari awarded him the Sitara-e-Imtiaz, the third highest honour and civilian award by the State of Pakistan, given in the fields of literature, arts, sports, medicine, or science.
Delay in diagnosis can result in long term disability
An awareness seminar to highlight the importance of early diagnosis and treatment of arthritis was conducted at the Governor house Punjab, with joint collaboration of Arthritis Care Foundation and Scotmann Pharmaceuticals here in Lahore on Sunday 21 November.
The seminar was chaired by the honorable Governor of Punjab Chaudry Muhammad Sarwar, with awareness sessions conducted by chairperson Arthritis Care Foundation, Prof. Nighat Mir Ahmed, Co-chairperson Prof. Sumaira Farman Raja, and Co-chairperson and General Secretary, Prof. Muhammad Ahmed Saeed, and Dr. Saira E. A. Khan.
According to research done by the Arthritis Care Foundation with funding by World Health Organization, approximately 1 out of every 4th person is suffering from some kind of inflammatory joint disease. If not diagnosed early, these conditions can result in long-term disability, like Systemic Lupus Erythematosus. State of the art department of Rheumatology with international standards and equipment has been initiated at the Central Park Teaching Hospital, served by highly skilled and qualified specialists and staff. Central Park Teaching Hospital also provides free treatment services for deserving patients with the support of the Arthritis Care Foundation.
The seminar highlighted the role of Vitamin D, diet, and exercise for healthy bones and joints, arthritis in children, young and elderly, and the common causes of back pain.
Peng Salon celebrates Children’s Day, inviting Children Cancer patients for a Spa Day
This Children’s Day, Peng Salon & Spa, one of the leading hair & skin clinics in Karachi came up with a thoughtful initiative for children suffering from cancer. They invited these young cancer warriors from Indus Hospital for a Spa Day at the salon to mark Children’s Day celebrations. The children were treated with professional salon & spa services for a relaxing & refreshing experience.
Kaneez Fiza & Nafisa Dawood, Incharge at the Psychosocial department at Indus Hospital, who accompanied the children stated that the children were happy and it was an amazing experience for the children as well as their team at the Peng Salon. According to Kaneez, it was the first time for the children that they had visited a salon and they loved every bit of it and were overjoyed with the experience.
These children, fighting their battle against Cancer, are dreamers – full of innocence, hope and happiness. These little angels enjoyed the services of their choice at the salon and they were all smiles with the kind of pampering they were provided with. Services such as Haircut, hair styling, manicure, pedicure, makeup etc. were provided that made their day extra special.
After going through months of grueling treatment, giving these brave warriors such a day was a thoughtful initiative by Peng Salon. Arranging a Spa Day on Children’s Day for these young children to give them moments of joy and happiness was a wonderful idea by the team. Their aim to make these children feel valued, loved and special while helping them make cherishing memories.
Children were overwhelmed with the services they were provided and were all smiles as they left for the hospital again. Thumbs up to Peng Salon for initiating such a thoughtful activity to celebrate Children’s Day!
5 motivational thoughts to get you motivated by Canadian-Pakistani CEO, Muneeb Mushtaq
Canadian Pakistani CEO and motivational speaker Muneeb Mushtaq has given us many insightful and empowering thoughts over the years on the basis of his experiences as a young and dynamic businessman. The tech tycoon has been the founder of three tech business ventures and has managed to achieve so much at such a young age. And, he has given back his learning and knowledge by motivating, educating, and mentoring people to be successful in life.
Here are some motivational thoughts by the Forbes awarded entrepreneur Muneeb Mushtaq to get you motivated and beat the Monday blues:
- Get rid of the useless and negative clutter in your life
Muneeb Mushtaq suggests that it is important to subtract some of the unnecessary things from life to realise how insignificant they are. He advises us to get away from the insignificant and negative clutter in order to see an immediate positive impact. Worrying about what others think of us, trying to please everyone are some of the unimportant things we need to remove as soon as possible. According to him “When you remove what’s negative, it’ll add more space for what’s POSITIVE”!
- Don’t wait, just take the first step
The successful entrepreneur recommends us not to wait for other people or for the perfect moment to do what you have always wanted to do. There will never be a perfect time, situation or circumstances that would make you start working on your dreams. He advises us to just take the first step and get started.
- Failure is the opportunity to start over again, more wisely
The dynamic businessman is also of the view that failure provides an invaluable experience that makes it more likely to get success the next time around. He explains: “Till the time you don’t give up, the failures are just learning experiences, helping you to eventually succeed.”
- Respect the competition
Muneeb Mushtaq also shares this motivational thought that competition should be embraced and should be used as a driving force to push you further rather than fearing it. Competition is also a validation that there is a massive market and opportunity in the space to grow further.
- Change is important
Another motivating thought from Muneeb Mushtaq is that if you want change in life, then you should also be willing to change. He says, “If you are not willing to change, don’t expect your life to either”.
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