Legendary actor Shakeel laid to rest in Karachi

08:50 PM | 30 Jun, 2023
Legendary actor Shakeel laid to rest in Karachi
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KARACHI – The funeral prayers of the renowned television and film actor, Yousuf Kamal, more famously known as Shakeel, held in Karachi on Friday.

The legendary actor, aged 85, bid his final farewell on Thursday, leaving behind a profound legacy of outstanding performances that have touched the hearts of countless viewers.

The funeral prayers were solemnly held at the Sultan Mosque in Karachi, attended by esteemed personalities including Sindh Governor Kamran Tesori and renowned actors like Faisal Qureshi, Behroze Sabzwari, Shehzad Raza, and Aftab Alam.

Governor Tesori expressed his heartfelt tribute to Shakeel, highlighting his towering stature in Pakistan's drama industry. Lamenting that Shakeel had not received the recognition and respect he deserved during his lifetime, the governor emphasized the need for acknowledging artists' contributions while they are still with us.

Shakeel, also known by his real name, Yousuf Kamal, possessed an undeniable charm and exceptional acting prowess. He graced the realms of radio, theatre, and films throughout his illustrious career spanning over six decades. The actor garnered immense love from audiences for predominantly portraying positive characters in dramas such as "Aangan Terha," "Shehzori," "Afshaan," and "Ankahi."

His passing elicited profound sorrow from friends, fans, and fellow actors, all testifying to the profound impact Shakeel had on their lives. Despite his retirement from the television screen in recent years, Shakeel's talent continued to shine through in his last notable serial, "Mere Humdam Mere Dost."

As the industry mourns the loss of a true legend, fans cherish the memories he created through his art. Admired for his impeccable acting skills and versatility, Shakeel's presence and respected stature will be deeply missed.

Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif, Information Minister Marriyum Aurangzeb, and others paid heartfelt tributes to Shakeel, recognising his immense contributions to Pakistan's drama and film industry. They joined the nation in praying for the departed soul and offering condolences to his bereaved family.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk


Pakistani rupee exchange rate against US dollar, Euro, Pound and Riyal - 29 Feb 2024

Pakistani rupee remains stable against US dollar in the open market on February 29, 2024 (Thursday).

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar was being quoted at 279.1 for buying and 282.35 for selling.

Euro currently stands at 303 for buying and 306 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 352 for buying, and 355.5 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 74.3.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 29 Feb 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.1 282.35
Euro EUR 303 306
UK Pound Sterling GBP 352 355.5
U.A.E Dirham AED 76 76.7
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.3 75.1
Australian Dollar AUD 181 183
Bahrain Dinar BHD 743.11 751.11
Canadian Dollar CAD 207 209.2
China Yuan CNY 38.82 39.22
Danish Krone DKK 40.69 41.09
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.7 36.05
Indian Rupee INR 3.37 3.48
Japanese Yen JPY 2.1 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 907.32 916.32
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.49 59.09
New Zealand Dollar NZD 173.05 175.05
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.36 26.66
Omani Riyal OMR 725.68 733.68
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.74 77.44
Singapore Dollar SGD 207 209
Swedish Korona SEK 27.04 27.34
Swiss Franc CHF 317.76 320.26
Thai Bhat THB 7.76 7.91


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