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Pakistani actor Neelo Begum laid to rest in Lahore

07:42 PM | 31 Jan, 2021
Pakistani actor Neelo Begum laid to rest in Lahore

LAHORE – Pakistani film actress and mother of Lollywood star Shaan Shahid, Neelo Begum was laid to rest at Pir Makki graveyard near Data Darbar on Sunday.

Her funeral was offered at her residence on Hali Road, Gulberg.

Prominent personalities of the film industry, relatives and a large number of people of different walks of life attended the funeral prayers and prayed for her forgiveness.

Born into a Catholic family on 30 June 1940 in Bhera, Sargodha, Neelo adopted the name Abida Riaz after accepting Islam at the time of her marriage to film screenwriter and film director Riaz Shahid.

At age 16, she appeared in Bhowani Junction (1956), a Hollywood film shot in and around Lahore. She got her big breakthrough in Pakistani films when she performed on the song "Aaye mausam, Rangilay Suhanay" in the film Saat Lakh (1957) with music by Rasheed Attre.

According to a news publication, Neelo had passed away due to cancer.

Shaan, a renowned actor in his own right, took to Twitter on Saturday night to break the sad news to his followers. "It is with the saddest of heart I share the departure of my mother as she has gone to her creator .may ALLAH bless her," he had tweeted.

In another tweet, Shaan shared a picture of him with his mother, saying that the "world has become meaningless without her".

"I don’t know what to write as words have become empty .. just like the world without her is so meaning less.. my success and my failures both need her.the only hope that is still alive is to meet her one day beyond the boundaries of you forever. ALLAH apkay saath ho," he tweeted.

Earlier today, Prime Minister Imran Khan expressed grief over Neelo Begum's death. 

According to an official statement, the prime minister prayed to God to grant her a high status in paradise and offered a message of condolence for her son, Shaan.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk


PKR rate against US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Riyal - Check 16 April forex rates

Pakistani currency gains momentum against all currencies on April 16, 2024 Tuesday. US dollar was being quoted at 277.9 for buying and 280.85 for selling.

Euro was quoted at 295 for buying and 298 for selling while British Pound stands at 345 for buying, and 349 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75.4 and Saudi Riyal's new rates was at 73.30. 

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 15 April 2024

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.9 280.85
Euro EUR 295 298
UK Pound Sterling GBP 345 349
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.45 76.2
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.3 74.05
Australian Dollar AUD 182.7 184.5
Bahrain Dinar BHD 739.38 747.38
Canadian Dollar CAD 204 206.2
China Yuan CNY 38.45 38.85
Danish Krone DKK 40.45 40.85
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.57 35.92
Indian Rupee INR 3.33 3.44
Japanese Yen JPY 1.86 1.94
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 903.91 912.91
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.92 59.52
New Zealand Dollar NZD 167.63 169.63
Norwegians Krone NOK 25.38 25.68
Omani Riyal OMR 722.1 730.1
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.35 77.05
Singapore Dollar SGD 206 208
Swedish Korona SEK 25.72 26.02
Swiss Franc CHF 307.11 309.61
Thai Bhat THB 7.61 7.76


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