The year 2022 offered its fair share of highs and lows. For Pakistani artists, it has been a game changer and the country’s films, music and art have made an impact around the world. For Bollywood, it offered challenges, as many star-studded films failed to make the numbers at the box office. For artists of the world, it was a reminder to avoid choosing activities with failure, bandwagoning for the sake of brownie points.
But when we look back at all that was offered, we must also remember everything and everyone that we lost in 2022 – including some gems that will not repair our screens. From Lata Mangeshkar to Nayyara Noor, KK to Aamir Liaquat, Sidhu Moose Wala to Bappi Lehri, here’s a look back at the heroes and heroines, singers and actors, entertainers and legends who always brought a smile to our faces but we shed tears this year. .
Legendary actor Rashid Naz, who worked in many Pakistani films and television shows in his career, died at the age of 73 in Islamabad on January 17.
Naz was born in 1948 in Peshawar and started his acting career in a Pashto drama in 1971. He rose to fame in 1973 through his outstanding performance in the Aik Tha Gaoun. Apart from Pashto serials, Naz has also worked in Hindko and Urdu projects for television. Some of his points include Khuda Zameen Se Gaya Nahin, Inkaar, Ghulam Gardish, Doosra Asmaan and many others.
Bollywood superstar Lata Mangeshkar, known to millions as the “Nightingale of India” and a regular fixture of the country’s airwaves for many years, died on February 5 at the age of 92. Mangeshkar was diagnosed with Covid-19 on January 11.
Born in 1929, Mangeshkar was tutored by his father, and began his journey by singing in his plays at the age of five. Along with his younger sister Asha Bhonsle, Mangeshkar dominated Bollywood music for over half a century. He is considered by many to be the best playback singer of the Indian film industry. In his last interview before his death, Mangeshkar shared, “I believe in it punarjanam (rebirth). But when I die and leave, I don’t want to be born again.”
Popular Bollywood singer-songwriter Bappi Lahiri, known for his popular songs, died on February 15 at the age of 69. Known for changing the music of late 70s-era Bollywood, Lahri caught the sleeper breath. Lahiri brought disco to India at a time when the culture was unknown to many. His appearance belied the horror of his character. Even the legendary Michael Jackson was fond of his gold Ganesha chain during his visit to India in 1996. The Thriller hitmaker told Lahiri that he was a fan of his son. Jimmy Jimmy.
Known for his versatility in a career spanning almost fifty years, Lahiri has much to his credit, such as Disco Dance, Chalte Chalte, Aap Ki Khatir and Bambai Se Aaya Mera Dost. He was fondly remembered as Bappi Da.
Sidhu Moose Wala
Sidhu Moose Wala was killed on May 29, a day after the local police reduced the security of 424 VIPs, including the singer. Moose Wala, together with his two others, was four kilometers away from his home in Moosa village when unknown people shot at his vehicle. a gang from Canada, active in Punjab, claimed responsibility for the murder, which police said was the culmination of a feud between gangs.
Moose Wala was known for his rap songs that raised questions about society, politicians and religious leaders. He was famous in his way Get high. In 2018, he released his first album PBX 1, which peaked at number 66 on the Billboard Canadian Albums chart. It’s his single 47 charted in the UK Singles Chart. In 2020, Moose Wala was named b The Guardian among the 50 up and coming artists. He is considered one of the greatest Punjabi artists of his generation
Singer Krishnakumar Kunnath, popularly known as KK, died on June 2 after performing at a theater in Kolkata. He went back to his hotel and slept. KK was 53. KK doesn’t have much music that the world is not familiar with. So, a dark cloud of sadness quickly poured over the social media, leaving many disappointed in the disappointment while listening to his songs. Especially since hours before he left for his concert in heaven, KK was on stage, singing Pyaar Ke Palin many of his other hits.
Delhi born KK released his first album, Palin 1999. The singer, gave Bollywood many hits including Tadap Tadap (Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam1999), Dus Bahane (Dus2005), and Tune Maari Entry (Gunday2014).
Host and politician Aamir Liaquat Hussain died on June 9 at his home in Karachi weeks after saying “goodbye” to Pakistan in an emotional video message. Hussain was found unconscious at his house in Khudadad Colony of the city, according to his servant Javaid. The 50-year-old was rushed to the hospital where he could not be revived and was pronounced dead.
Born on July 5, 1972, Hussain is arguably Pakistan’s most popular and famous evangelist who shot to fame. Scholars Onlinea religious broadcast he started in 2001. He continues to host many Ramazan broadcasts, as well as sports shows for many channels.
Hussain received his PhD in Islamic Studies in Malaya, Spain, in 2002. He is no stranger to controversy, the truth of his high school and passing grades being often questioned. He also hosted a current affairs program called Mere Aziz Hum-watno.
Popular singer Nayyara Noor passed away on August 21. The famous crooner, whose career has been successful for many years, is 71 years old. Nigar Award.
Born on November 3, 1950, in northeast India, Noor spent his childhood on the other side of the border. The veteran singer’s first brush with the tune is said to have been inspired by the bhajans of Kanan Devi and Kamla as well as the ghazals and thumris of Begum Akhtar. Despite the success of her career and being called the Queen of Melody, Noor has never had a formal education.
Singer and actor Anthony Robert McMillan OBE, known professionally as Robbie Coltrane, died on October 14. Harry Potter movie series. He was appointed OBE in the 2006 New Year Honors by Queen Elizabeth II for services to drama. In 1990, Coltrane received the Evening Standard British Film Award – Peter Sellers Award for Comedy. In 2011, he was honored for his “outstanding contribution” to the film at the British Academy Scotland Awards.
Popular Punjabi stage actor and comedian Tariq Teddy passed away in Lahore on November 19. He is 46 years old. The King of Laughter, Teddy was born in Faisalabad in 1976 and started his career in art in 1990. From Mama Pakistani e Abhi to Main Jawan Hun, his contributions to the world of cinema remain immeasurable. Best known for his comedy in the 2004 film Salakhain, Teddy earned a reputation for being sharp and witty. He had a knack for playing smart roles in Punjabi dramas and films.
Ismail Tara died in Karachi on November 24. He was 73 years old. Born in Karachi on November 16, 1949, Ismail Tara had the magical ability to turn all threats upside down with his intelligence and strength.
Tara was famous Fifty Fifty, a show he not only starred in but also continued to write the script for. His hilarious timing, dazzling on-screen looks and larger-than-life physique earned him the nickname ‘Pakistani Johny Walker’. His role in Haathi Mere Saathi even getting his first Nigar award. Tara then quadrupled the prestigious award for her impressive indoor performances Aakhri Mujra (1994), Munda Bigra Jaye (1995), Great Sahib (1996) and Deewarein (1998). His last appearance on the silver screen was in 2015 in the Nadeem Baig directorial. Jawani Phir Nahi Aani.
Veteran player Afzaal Ahmed passed away in Lahore on 02 December. Between 1968 to 2012, Ahmed acted in 384 films. He started his career in Dhoop Aur Sawera which was released in 1968. He was best known for his work in the International Gorillay (1990), Aakhri Muqabala (1977) and Jatt in London (1981). During his lifetime, Ahmed also made many contributions to the world of cinema. A graduate of the prestigious National College of Arts (NCA), Ahmed was unable to do much after being paralyzed. in November 2001, which affected his ability to speak. But he remained willing to work for the improvement of the state of theater in the country.
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