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Naeem Hashmi was 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 lyrics and praises said for the Islamic prophet Muhammad, also earned him much fame.Peak of his professional career came,when he wrote the heart-warming lyrics of a Naat,Shah-E-Madina,Yasreb Ke Waali sung by Saleem Raza and Zubaida Khanum in the Pakistani film Noor-E-Islam (1957) which became a run-away super-hit in 1957 and still is fondly listened to by the public in 2015. 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. Ziddi, Sharif Badmash, Chitra Tay Shera,
Hashmi's elder son Khawar Naeem Hashmi is a famous Pakistani journalist and now working with BOL TV as bureau chief in Lahore. He served 35 years in jang group of newspapers and a news reporter for GEO NEWS CHANNEL.
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