Islamabad: The 8th death anniversary of renowned film actor Muhammad Ali was observed on Wednesday. Mohammad Ali was born in Rampur British India on November 10, 1938.
His family migrated to Hyderabad and then to Multan soon after the partition. Muhammad Ali joined Radio Pakistan Hyderabad station as a broadcaster in 1956. After a while he moved to Bahawalpur station and finally to Radio Pakistan Karachi.
His film career started with Chiragh Jalta Raha as villain in 1962. His first film as hero was Shararat in 1963. Mohammad Ali starred in 277 films including 248 Urdu 17 Punjabi and eight Pashto films. He had a guest appearance in 28 films and also featured in a documentary.
He also appeared in PTV dramas toward the end of his career. He was awarded Pride of Performance in 1984 in recognition of his life long services to the entertainment industry of Pakistan. He is the only actor who was awarded a Tamgha e Imtiaz. Muhammad Ali was also awarded Noshad Award of India. He died of heart attack on March 19 2006 in Lahore.