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Naeem Hashmi a famous film, television and stage actor, writer, poet, producer, and director in Pakistan. He was known for his roles as a villain in the late 1940s and 1950s, but he later took character roles in over 100 films.
His naats, or praises said for the Islamic prophet Muhammad, also earned him much fame. Many of his films, such as the banned Inqalab-e-Kashmir, touched upon social and national issues. He died on April 27, 1976, due to diabetes and a high blood-sugar level.
- Pakistani film icon: Naeem Hashmi - Daily Times, Pakistan[dead link][dead link]
- "Naeem Hashmi’s anniversary on 27th" - The News International, 13 April 2011
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