Musarrat Nazeer: One who delights (E-3 of 3)

By Anis Shakur
Monday – March 12, 2018
ISLAMABAD: She made a series of outstanding films in the late 1950s and the 1960s.By dint of her ability; she made the pictures leap to life, like 'Sunehray sapnay', Mirza sahebaan' and 'Jaa'edaad'.

Musarrat hold a singular place in our hearts. She inscribed in viewers minds a sense of humanity that is exclusively its own. Below are movies, which were at once poignant and admirable:
'Jhoomar', 'Gulbadan' and 'Ishq per zoar nahi'.

Innumerable cine goers noticed her emergence as a prominent actress, as they watched the movies below:
'Chotay sarkaar', 'Mungoal' and 'Muft bur'.

She continued to change, grow and fulfill her life, as she worked in the films like 'Gulfaam' and 'Bahadur'.

Her melodious voice made her a magnificent singer. One of her greatest achievement was to lend her eloquent voice to the following songs:
'Mera long gawacha', 'Chalay to cut he jaaye ga safar Aahista, Aahista', 'Apnay haatoan ki lakiroan mein'.

She earned the Nigar Award for best actress in 1958, for the film 'Zeher-e-Ishq'
She earned the Nigar Award for best actress in 1959, for the film 'Jhoomar'
She earned the Nigar Award for best actress in 1961, for the film 'Shaheed'.

She married cardiologist, Dr. Arshad Majeed and both of them settled in Canada in the mid-1970s.

Dr. Arshad's father, Sheikh Majeed, is an entrepreneur and owns Lala Zaar cinema, Sialkot. Musarrat, who is eighty-one years of age, enjoys excellent health. Her positive attitude of life has ward off the ravages of aging for her.

She lives happily with her husband and daughter.

Every one notices Musarrat's height. However, her heart makes her stand out.

Musarrat, as her name implies, delighted the spectators for quite some time. She retired from the cinema years ago. However, she continued singing for the Pakistani television for quite some time. Her sweet singing voice makes us happy. Her movies will keep her legacy alive.

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