Legendary actress Sabiha Khanum passed away in the US on Saturday. She was reported to be suffering from renal disease.
Widely known as “The first lady of Pakistani Cinema” Sabiha ruled the silver screen in 50s, and 60’s. She kept appearing onscreen until ealry 90’s and has various Nigar Awards to her name. In most of her movies, she appeared against her husband, the late Santosh Kumar. Some of her notable films include Gumnaam (1954), Dulla Bhatti (1956), Sarfarosh (1956), Mukhra (1958), and Devar Bhabhi (1967) and “Ek Gunah aur Sahi” (1975) in particular. In addition, the actress appeared on a small screen as well and was awarded “Pride of Performance” the highest Pakistani honor in entertainment in 1986.
Her fans and those from the industry remembered her as follows on her demise:
— Mahira Khan (@TheMahiraKhan) June 14, 2020
Rest in peace Sabiha ji! May Allah bless her soul pic.twitter.com/7l9Xv89y5J
— Humayun Saeed (@iamhumayunsaeed) June 14, 2020
— Ali Zafar (@AliZafarsays) June 14, 2020
Ali Rehman Khan
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
— Junaid khan (@itsJunaidKhan) June 14, 2020
— ( sara loren) (@saraloren101) June 14, 2020
Amongst the sadness that surrounds us on social media regarding Sushant Singhs untimely death another news that somehow I missed and never saw trending here was the passing away of yesteryears Pakistani cinema’s leading actress #SabihaKhanum jee. May she rest in peace 😔🇵🇰 pic.twitter.com/9BjkZb8qTh
— Haroon Shahid (@HaroonsMusic) June 14, 2020
Pakistani Cinema sends condolences to the family and fans of Sabiha Khanum. The legacy Sabiha has left for the Pakistani film industry is a role model for generations to come.