Babrik Shah tells the truth behind his son's death

Noor Fatima 03:45 PM | 12 Dec, 2022
Babrik Shah tells the truth behind his son's death

Pakistan film industry's well-known actor Babrik Shah has revealed the real reason for the death of his four-year-old son Xaviar Shah.

For starters, the actor on December 4 shared a picture of his son on his Facebook account and said that his youngest child is no more in this world.

Apart from this, in an Instagram post, the actor wrote, "He was the most intelligent and the best of all my sons, may Allah forgive him, I will always miss him till we meet again."

As soon as the news came about, the media initially reported that the Mujrim actor's son Xaviar drowned in a water tank at his home, but the actor has now denied all these reports as rumours.

During an interview to a private TV channel, the Sharabi actor said the death of the child had nothing to do with drowning.

"There is no tank in my house. This news was spread by a person whose name I will not take," Shah said.

Shah added, "The gossiper put this on his Facebook and my family sent me a screenshot of it."

Unable to contain his fury and resentment, Shah said, "I was shocked to see that screenshot. I pray for this person to bury two sons in his life."

Explaining the reason for the death of his young son, the actor said that water comes from the central tank in our society and it is at least 50 feet high. 

"I was sitting in the drawing room of my house, caught up in some office work, when my son came and he said something to me whereupon I sent him to his mother."

Shah continued to say that his son left the drawing room and went out of the house.

"There is a nursery near our house which also has a fish pond. The children used to go there but always had an adult accompanying them," suggested the Muala Ve star.

The Raaz actor said the depth of the pond was about 9 feet and his son drowned there.

Explaining the incident further, the Munafiq actor said, "It had been a while since my son's unusual disappearance and that's when we started searching for him. I had searched everywhere in the house but when I went inside, the screams shook me to my core. I saw a man performing CPR on my son."

Shah said he felt that Xaviar had just been taken out of the water. He tried mouth-to-mouth resuscitation, but Xaviar remained motionless.

Shah concluded the family rushed to the hospital but the child was long gone.

For the unversed, Shah made his film debut with Kyun Tum Se Pyar Itna. He also played a role in Koi Tujh Sa Kahan, Sarkar, Kyun Tum se Pyar itna, Mahi Away Ga, Tarap, Zameen Ke Khuda, Muhabbatan Sachyaan, Datsan, Bhai Log, Son of Pakistan and Pani Jesa Pyaar.

Noor Fatima

The writer is a staff member.


ISLAMABAD – Pakistani rupee finally ended its losing streak against US dollar on Tuesday, gaining Rs4.43 after massive depreciation over the last week.

During the intra-day trading, the rupee was hovering at 266.75 with an appreciation of around 1.07 percent as talks between Pakistan and IMF underway for a stalled bailout programme.

Earlier on Monday, the rupee plunged by Rs7 and the greenback touched all-time high of Rs272. Last week, the local currency dropped by Rs24.54 in the interbank market – the largest single-day depreciation in more than two decades.

Finance experts linked the rupee’s recovery to exporters offloading some of their proceeds as remittances and export continued days after dollar cap was removed.

The country of over 220 million is facing a worst economic crisis with the forex reserved held by the country’s central bank remaining at critical $3.68 billion which were not enough to cover a month's import.

KARACHI – The price of a single tola of 24-karat gold in Pakistan is Rs205,900 on Tuesday. The price of 10 grams of 24k gold was recorded at Rs176,530.

Likewise, 10 grams of 22k gold were being traded for Rs162,500 while a single tola of 22-karat gold was being sold at Rs 182,100.

Note: The gold rate in Pakistan is fluctuating according to the international market so the price is never been fixed. The below rates are provided by local gold markets and Sarafa Markets of different cities.

City Gold Silver
Lahore PKR 205,900 PKR 2,370
Karachi PKR 205,900 PKR 2,370
Islamabad PKR 205,900 PKR 2,370
Peshawar PKR 205,900 PKR 2,370
Quetta PKR 205,900 PKR 2,370
Sialkot PKR 205,900 PKR 2,370
Attock PKR 205,900 PKR 2,370
Gujranwala PKR 205,900 PKR 2,370
Jehlum PKR 205,900 PKR 2,370
Multan PKR 205,900 PKR 2,370
Bahawalpur PKR 205,900 PKR 2,370
Gujrat PKR 205,900 PKR 2,370
Nawabshah PKR 205,900 PKR 2,370
Chakwal PKR 205,900 PKR 2,370
Hyderabad PKR 205,900 PKR 2,370
Nowshehra PKR 205,900 PKR 2,370
Sargodha PKR 205,900 PKR 2,370
Faisalabad PKR 205,900 PKR 2,370
Mirpur PKR 205,900 PKR 2,370


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