Renowned Pakistani writer Haseena Moin passed away in Karachi on Friday morning after a long battle with breast cancer. She was eighty years old.
She was one of the most talented playwright, novelist and scrip writer. These include the Pride of Performance award from the government for her services to the performing arts in the country. She also holds the distinction of penning Pakistan’s first original script, Kiran Kahani, in the early 1970s.
She was born in 1941 in Kanpur, India. Her family moved to Pakistan after the independence of Pakistan and settled in Karachi. She started writing formally in 1969.
She also wrote the script of Indian movie ‘Henna’ in 1991 that starred Pakistani actress Zeba Bakhtiar and Indian actor Rishi Kapoor. It was produced by director Raj Kapoor.
Her famous work included Dhoop Kinary, Ankhai, Tanhaiyan, Ahat, Ansoo, Zer Zabar Pesh, Aahat, Uncle Urfi, Parchhaiyan and many more.
She was the legend of Pakistani TV industry. People, artists and others shared their deepest sorrow for her demise.