Ejaz Durrani, ex-husband of Madam Noor Jehan, passes away in Lahore

The late actor, who ruled Pakistani cinema for good 50 years, had separated with the legendary singer in 1971

01:30 PM | 1 Mar, 2021
Ejaz Durrani, ex-husband of Madam Noor Jehan, passes away in Lahore
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The husband of late Madam Noor Jehan, Ejaz Durrani, has passed away in Lahore.

The first hero of Pakistani cinema who had a diamond jubilee film to his credit had been suffering from a long illness.

After Durrani’s funeral prayers, Zuhr prayers will be offered in Garden Town, Lahore.

Born in 1935 in a village near Jalalpur Jattan, the legendary actor worked in more than 150 films. Initially, he was introduced as a supporting actor in director Manshi Dal’s film ‘Hamida’ but with years he established himself as a leading actor.

Apart from being a successful box office actor, Durrani has an impressive resume as a successful distributor. Moreover, he was praised for his expertise in the art of filmmaking.

Producing films like Dosti, Heer Ranjha and Shola are to his credit as a filmmaker.

Durrani married the Queen of Melody Noor Jehan in 1959, though they separated in 1971. They have three daughters together - Hina Durrani, Nazia Ejaz Khan and Mina Hasan.

Punjab Chief Minister Usman Buzdar expressed grief over the demise of the actor and offered condolences to the bereaved family.

A popular personality back in the day, Durrani was an asset to the Pakistani film industry and his services for the development of the film industry could not be forgotten.

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