Lahore—Reknowned Lollywood actor Habib (Habib-ur-Rehman) passed away on Thursday after a prolonged illness. The 85-year-old actor was admitted to Ittefaq Hospital, Model Town, a few days back. He was suffering from diabates and blood pressure.
Born in 1931 in Indian state Patiala, he was a highly educated person and was considered quite stylish in the film industry.
Habib had a masters degree in Urdu, English and Persian and was an actor, producer and director. He showcased his talent in more than 600 Punjabi and Urdu language films and is counted among the illustrious romantic heroes.
He received an important role in the film Aadmi (1958) , in Urdu hit films such as Ayyaz (1960), Zehr-e-Ishq (1958), Surayya (1961), Saperan (1961), Aulad (1962), Mehtab, Maa Ke Aansoo, Khandan, Aashiyana (1964), Fashion, Dil Ke Tukrey, Basheera (1972), Eid Mubarak (1965), Dil Aur Duniya, Haar Geya Insaan and Waqt.
His Punjabi films Mouj Mela (1963) was a super-hit musical Golden Jubilee film. He took the role of a side-hero in Pakistan’s first Platinum Jubilee film,Jeedar (1965).