42 Famous Pakistani Media Celebrities Died in 2012


Around 42 renowned Pakistani celebrities from Media Industry left us in 2012. Pakistani legend Actors, Actresses, Directors, Singers, Producers and comedian are among this list. Famous Legendary Lehri, Latif Charlie, Sikandar Sanam and Shahenshah Ghazal Mehdi Hassan among these Pakistani celebrities who are now not among us. Legendary Actor Lehri and Singer Mehdi Hassan, both Died in 2012 after prolonged illness. Lehri was on bed from 28 years while Comedian Sikandar Sanam death shocked his fans. He was famous for his stage shows and parody movies. Actor Ibrahim Nafees also died after long sickness. He played vital roles on TV and Films. He also worked for Radio.

Famous former lollywood actresses Salma Mumtaz and Tamanna Begum also left us in 2012. Famous TV Actress Tahira Wasti silent death was also happened in 2012. Chocolate Hero of Sindhi Movies, Mushtaq Changezi passed away, Pakistani media didn’t covered his death news properly. Film and TV Actor Ali Javed died due to heart attack.

Famous Novelist Razia also died, she also wrote many stories of lollywood movies. Famous Writer and Poet Obaidullah Baig death was great loss of Pakistani Literature World. Famous Qawwal Ali Muhammad Taji is also among these lists that are no more.

Musician Qamar Allah Ditta was killed in Karachi. Famous personality of Pakistan Theater Faizan Pirzada also left us in December 2012. Another famous poet Dr. Shabih Ul Hassan was gun downed in Lahore.

Urdu Poetess Samina Raja died from cancer at the age of just 51. Journalist Shafqat Tanvir Mirza died after long disease at age of 80. Another famous Dawn Newspaper Columnist Ardeshir Cowasjee passed Away in Karachi.

Complete list of these Celebrities are as follows :-

Actor Safirullah Siddiqui aka Lehri
Ghazal Singer Mehdi Hassan
Actor Ibrahim Nafees
Actress Salma Mumtaz
Actress Tamanna Begum
Actress Tahira Wasti
Comedian Babbu Baral [Correction: died in 2011]
Comedian Mastana [Correction: died in 2011]
Comedian Sikandar Sanam
Famous Writer Razia Butt
Writer and Poet Obaidullah Baig
Rafi Pir Theater’s Director Faizan Pirzada
Renowned poet and writer Zia Jalandhari
Dawn Newspaper Columnist Shafqat Tanvir Mirza
Another dawn Newspaper Columnist Ardeshir Cowasjee
Columnist and Scholar Professor Muzaffar Mirza
Senior Journalist Hamid Javed
Senior Journalist Akbar Alam
Geo News Senior Reporter Moin Ahmed
20. Famous Comedian Majeed Zareef
Actor Mushtaq Changezi
Actress Sultana Zaman
Singer Naseem Akhtar
Famous Folk Singer Iqbal Bahoo
Singer Master Manzoor
Classical Singer Rasool Badshah
Mamoona Kanwal
Actor Altaf Khan
Director Rasheed Dogar (Kohenoor TV Ramzan Incident)
Director Akram Khan
Drama Writer Zubair Abbasi
Shahzad Aslam
Famous Qawwal Ali Muhammad Taji
Filmmaker Shahid Malik
Musician Qamar Allah Ditta
Ustad Imtiaz Khan
Folk Artist Allah Nawaz Khusro
Playwright and Journalist Asghar Butt
Poet, Writer and Editor Azhar Javed
Feminist Writer Hajra Masroor
Poet Dr. Shabih Ul Hassan
Urdu Poetess Samina Raja


Ahsan Ejaz

  • saba

    such a great loss for pakistani media:-(

    • ahmad lodhi

      Laiken islam ko faida hoa na. Islam ny in chezo sy mana kia hy

      • Hamid

        islam islam karo, and in websites pay a kay pondi karo! sahi muslim ho!

  • Noone

    Ur missing one Moin Akhtar………….

    • Azk

      Moin Akhtar died in 2011. A great loss for Pakistan. May Allah SWT bless the departed souls….Aameen.

  • ummeshees

    moot tu bar haq hai chahe koi bhi ho

  • aisha


  • SSK

    I have worked with Obaidullah Baig at IUCN karachi and was a fan of Cowasjee and Mehdi Hassan It's sad to hear all the deaths but these three hit close to home :(. May their soul rest in eternal peace