LAHORE (92 News) – The 24th death anniversary of Punjabi film legend Sultan Rahi is being observed on Thursday.
Sultan Rahi, who ruled the film industry for 41 years, was born into a Muslim family in Utter Pradesh, India in 1938. His family migrated to Pakistan in 1947 and settled in Gujranwala after the Partition.
He remained the most popular Punjabi hero during the 1970s and 1980s, appearing in a total of over 800 Punjabi and Urdu-language flicks.
He began his film career in 1959 as a guest actor in the film Baghi, followed by numerous other blockbusters during his time in the industry, including Maula Jutt, Saheli, Farishta, Daku ki Larki, Watan, Mumtaz, Pehla Qadam and Bhabi. Sultan Rahi, also known as the Clint Eastwood of Hollywood starred opposite the best female stars during his time, which included the likes of Asiya, Firdous, Barbara Sharif, Durdana Rahman and Anjuman.
At his death, he was performing in 24 films. His death was a big loss for the whole industry, especially Punjabi cinema.
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