Legendary veteran actor, Sabiha Khanum, passed away yesterday at the age of 85. The actor succumbed to heart diseases, kidney diseases, and multiple other illnesses.
Sabiha Khanum served the industry for 30 years and gave some superhits including Dewar Bhabi, Gumnam, Dulla Bhatti, and Sarfarosh. She was also awarded the Nigar Award for her outstanding achievement in the Pakistani cinema. Her death is a huge loss for the industry and celebrities are mourning this loss.
Sabiha Khanum’s granddaughter and actress Sarish Khan extended her grief and prayed for the departed soul.
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Inna Lillahi Wa Inna Ilayhi Rajiun It is with great sadness that we share the news of the demise of our beautiful and beloved Sabiha Raza (Sabiha Khanum) who passed away earlier today, June 13th, 2020. She returned to Allah (SWT) very peacefully and was surrounded by her loving immediate family in her last moments. We pray to Allah (SWT) to place her soul amongst the blessed who continuously receive mercy and grace of Allah (SWT) – Ameen. We know that she was loved by so many people and we have been receiving countless messages and calls. We ask that you be patient with us as we grieve her loss and respond to you all. We humbly request no in person visits to our home due to our safety and yours. In the meantime, a request for Sura-e-Fateha for my dearest Nani.
Actress Mahira Khan thanked and remembered Sabiha Khanum for paving the way for all the actors.
— Mahira Khan (@TheMahiraKhan) June 14, 2020
Actor Humayun Saeed, too, is remembering Sahiba Khanum.
Rest in peace Sabiha ji! May Allah bless her soul pic.twitter.com/7l9Xv89y5J
— Humayun Saeed (@iamhumayunsaeed) June 14, 2020
Cricketer Shoaib Malik also expressed her grief over losing an asset of the country.
– Pakistan lost another asset today,
Sabiha Khanum will always be remembered as the First Lady of Pakistan’s silver screen. May The Almighty bless the departed soul, our hearts go out to the family in this time of sorrow.#SabihaKhanum (1935-2020) pic.twitter.com/t76qN90B8m
— Shoaib Malik 🇵🇰 (@realshoaibmalik) June 14, 2020
Veteran actress Samina Peerzada also extended her condolences for the departed soul.
Madam Sabiha Khanum. A great star A legend. A kind and loving Lady. I have beautiful memories of knowing her. RIP lovely soul.
— Samina Peerzada (@SaminaSays) June 14, 2020
Farhan Saeed was heartbroken and declared it the end of an era.
— Farhan Saeed (@farhan_saeed) June 14, 2020
Ayesha Omer lamented over the death of the distinguished actor.
RIP Sabiha khanum Jee… your contributions to Pakistani Cinema are glorious and many… grateful for you and many others from your time… you will live in our hearts for all time to come… 🤍 #SabihaKhanum #rip #pakistaniicons #pakistanilegends
— Ayesha Omar (@ayesha_m_omar) June 14, 2020
Yasir Hussain shared a sweet memorable photo with the late actress and remembered her for her phenomenal work.
Ali Rehman Khan shared how grief-stricken he was by the news
Our industry has lost one of its greatest. A true legend of the silver screen. The beautiful Sabiha Khanum Sahiba passed away today. May her soul Rest In eternal Peace. #RIPSabihaKhanum pic.twitter.com/zig772onS4
— Ali Rehman Khan (@alirehmankhan) June 13, 2020
Actor Junaid Khan, was too in low spirits after Sahiba Khanum passed on
— Junaid khan (@itsJunaidKhan) June 14, 2020
Dr. Shaista Lodhi expressed her grief too
— Dr. Shaista Lodhi (@IamShaistaLodhi) June 14, 2020
Rabab Hashim was also disheartened over losing such a great actor of the country.
Pakistan mourns another loss today as legendary actress of Pakistani cinema Sabiha Khanum passes away. She will always be remembered as the first lady of Pakistani cinema. #RIPSabihaKhanum pic.twitter.com/iQeD2j0zO8
— Rabab Hashim (@Rb_Hashim) June 14, 2020
Politician Fawad Chaudhry, too, contributed in the mourning of this huge loss.
— Ch Fawad Hussain (@fawadchaudhry) June 14, 2020
Designer and writer Deepak Perwani also articulated her grief on the heartwrenching news of the death of the senior actor
— Deepak perwani (@DPerwani) June 14, 2020
The loss is undoubtedly a huge one but Sahiba Khanum will always be remembered and loved by everyone. May she rest in peace.
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