Naeem Hashmi

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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.[1]

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.[2] Many of his films, such as the banned Inqalab-e-Kashmir, touched upon social and national issues. He died on April 27, 1976,[3] 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.[citation needed]

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  1. ^ Naeem Hashmi Profile, Retrieved 26 June 2015
  2. ^ Motion Pictures Archive of Pakistan-Naeem Hashmi, [1], Retrieved 27 June 2015
  3. ^ Profile at the Internet Movie Database, [2], Retrieved 27 June 2015

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