Mohammad Sultan Khan
|Died||9 January 1996 (aged 57–58)|
|Cause of death||Assassination|
|Residence||Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan|
|Parent(s)||Subedar Major Abdul Majeed|
|Awards||Nigar Awards in 1971 and 1972|
Some of his films include Maula Jatt, Sher Khan, Chan Veryam, Kaley Chore, and The Godfather, Basheeraa and Wehshi Gujjar. He established himself as one of the leading and most successful actors of Pakistani and Punjabi cinema, and received a reputation as Pakistan's "Clint Eastwood".
Life and career
He began his film career in 1959 as a guest actor in the film Baghi. Maula Jatt was released on 11 February 1979 which became his most successful Pakistani film. His other works include Behram Daku (1980), Sher Khan (1981), Sala Sahib and Ghulami (1985).
On January 9, 1996 he was shot and killed on the main highway in Pakistan known as Grand Trunk Road, near Samanabad Chungi close to Gujranwala. Rahi was on the way from Islamabad to his hometown Lahore with a friend Ahsan — a film director, when late at night his car’s tyre deflated near Samanabad Chungi. They were compelled to stop to change the wheel of the car. Taking advantage of the darkness and deserted surroundings, some bandits approached the vehicle and tried to rob them. When Rahi began resisting, they opened fire, killing him on the spot and injuring his friend.
He had five children, of which one, Haider Sultan, is also an actor.
- Nigar Award (Special Award) for Punjabi film Babul (1971).
- Nigar Award as Best Actor in Punjabi film Basheera (1972).
|1956||Wehshi||Urdu||Munawar H. Qasim|
|1957||Yakkay Wali||Punjabi||M.J. Rana|
|1958||Pehla Qadam||Urdu||A. G. Thawni|
|1958||Akhri Dao||Urdu||A.K. Chodhary|
|1959||Yaar Beli||Punjabi||Khalil Qaisar|
|1959||16 Aanay||Urdu||Agha Hussaini|
|1959||Bodi Shah||Punjabi||S.M. Ahmad, Qalandar|
|1960||Yeh Dunya||Urdu||Nazir Sufi|
|1960||Watan||Urdu||Anwar Kamal Pasha|
|1960||Bhabhi||Urdu||Syed Atta Ullah Shah Hashmi|
|1960||Khaibar Mail||Urdu||Agha Hussaini|
|1960||Daku ki Larki||Urdu||Saleem Ahmad|
|1965||Heer Sial||Punjabi||Jafar Bukhari|
|1967||Imam Din Gohavia||Punjabi||M. Aslam|
|1969||Diya Aur Toofan||Urdu||Rangeela|
|1973||Ik Madari||Punjabi||Sagheer Ahmad|
|1975||Sharif Badmash||Punjabi||Iqbal Kashmiri|
|1976||Chitra Tay Shera||Punjabi||Iqbal Kashmiri|
|1977||Sadqay Teri Mout Tun||Punjabi||Inayat Hussain Bhatti|
|1978||Ranga Daku||Punjabi||Arshad Mirza|
|1979||Maula Jatt||Punjabi||Younis Malik|
|1979||Wehshi Gujjar||Punjabi||Anwar Kamal Pasha|
|1979||General Bakht Khan||Urdu||Sarshar Akhtar Malik|
|1980||Behram Daku||Punjabi||Rauf Abbasi|
|1981||Anokha Daaj||Punjabi||Aslam Dar|
|1981||Athra Puttar||Punjabi||Altaf Hussain|
|1981||Chan Veryam||Punjabi||Jahangir Qaisar|
|1981||Sher Khan||Punjabi||Younis Malik|
|1981||Chan Suraj||Punjabi||Rauf Abbasi|
|1982||Wehshi Daku||Punjabi||Ali Tahir|
|1982||Ik Doli||Punjabi||M. Akram|
|1982||Charda Suraj||Punjabi||Basir Rana|
|1982||Lalay Di Jan||Punjabi||Naveed Anwar|
|1983||Jatt Tay Dogar||Punjabi||Imtiaz Qureshi|
|1983||Des Pardes||Punjabi||Iftikhar Khan|
|1983||Moti Dogar||Punjabi||Jahangir Qisar|
|1983||Wadda Khan||Punjabi||Diljeet Mirza|
|1983||Rustam Tey Khan||Punjabi||Altaf Hussain|
|1983||Dara Baloch||Punjabi||Masood Butt|
|1983||Sher Mama||Punjabi||Imtiaz Quresh|
|1983||Jagga Tay Shera||Punjabi||Imtiaz Quresh|
|1984||Sajawal Daku||Punjabi||Agha Hussaini|
|1986||Baghi Sipahi||Punjabi||Fiaz Sheikh|
|1986||Yeh Adam||Punjabi||Irshad Sajid|
|1987||Moti Sher||Punjabi||Imtiaz Qureshi|
|1987||Gernail Singh||Punjabi||Younis Malik|
|1990||Insaniyat Kay Dushman||Punjabi/Urdu||Hassnain|
|1990||Sher Dil||Punjabi||Hasan Askri|
|1991||Kalay Chor||Punjabi/Urdu||Nazrul Islam|
|1991||Watan Kay Rakhwalay||Punjabi/Urdu||Hassnain|
|1991||Riaz Gujjar||Punjabi||Hassan Askari|
|1992||Daku Raaj||Punjabi||Idrees Khan|
|1993||Akri Shehzada||Punjabi||Mohammad Aslam Malik|
|1994||Gujjar Badshah||Punjabi||Masood Butt|
|1994||Sher Punjab Da||Punjabi||Shahid Rana|
|1994||International Luteray||Urdu/Punjabi||Iqbal Kashmiri|
|1994||Pajero Group||Punjabi/Urdu||Idrees Khan|
|1994||Ghunda Raj||Punjabi/Urdu||Saeed Rana|
|1995||Madam Rani||Punjabi/Urdu||Masood Butt|
|1995||Jungle Ka Qanoon||Punjabi/Urdu||Masood Butt|
- M. Saeed Awan (26 October 2014), "The dark side of Lollywood", Dawn News. Retrieved 1 February 2019.
- Singh, Pashaura; Fenech, Louis E. (2014). The Oxford Handbook of Sikh Studies. Oxford University Press. pp. 488–. ISBN 9780199699308.
- Abdul Kareem (8 January 2016). "January 9, 1996: Pakistani actor Sultan Rahi shot dead". Gulf News. Retrieved 6 June 2019.
- Mushtaq Gazdar, Pakistan Cinema, 1947-1997, Oxford University Press (1997), p. 132
- Sultan Rahi's profile on Motion Pictures Archive of Pakistan (mpaop) Retrieved 6 June 2019
- Malik, Iftikhar Haider (2006). Culture and Customs of Pakistan. Greenwood Publishing Group. pp. 182–. ISBN 9780313331268.
- "When 'Maula Jutt' was killed; Death anniversary of Sultan Rahi – Dunya News". dunyanews.tv.
- "PTV to Commence Long Plays Again, First Play Main Woh Aur Main Underway!" (2 November 2018), HipInPakistan. Retrieved 1 February 2019.
- Sultan Rahi's Nigar Award (1971) on cineplot.com website Retrieved 6 June 2019
- Sultan Rahi's Nigar Award (1972) on cineplot.com Retrieved 6 June 2019