Pakistan: Trailblazing playwright Haseena Moin passes away

Islamabad - She was a favourite among many Bollywood celebs, including Raj Kapoor.



By Web Report

Published: Fri 26 Mar 2021, 9:10 AM

Last updated: Fri 26 Mar 2021, 9:16 AM

Renowned Pakistani playwright, scriptwriter and dramatist Haseena Moin has passed away.

According to Geo TV, her family confirmed the 79-year-old’s death on Friday. She was suffering from breast cancer, but the reason behind her death has not been revealed yet.

Her funeral prayers will be held after Asar in the Nazimabad area of Karachi's district central.

Moin wrote several plays for stage, radio and television, becoming the first Pakistani to write for a Bollywood movie. She wrote the dialogues for Raj Kapoor’s 1991 dream project ‘Henna,’ which was chosen as India’s entry that year for the Best Foreign Language Film at the Oscars.

She also wrote several Pakistani hit dramas like Pakistan's first original script Kiran Kahani, and more like Dhoop Kinaray, Des Pardes, Pal Do Pal and Parosi.

Moin was the recipient of the Pride of Performance award for her services towards performing arts in Pakistan.

Condolences poured in from several at the news. PTI member of the National Assembly (MNA) Andleeb Abbas shared a tribute to the late artist in a tweet.


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