Naeem Hashmi

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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.[1]

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,[2] due to diabetes and a high blood-sugar level.[citation needed]

Hashmi's eldest son Khawar Naeem Hashmi is a Pakistani journalist and now working with Geo TV as bureau chief in Lahore.[citation needed]

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