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KARACHI: Pakistan’s legendary writer, dramatist and playwright Haseena Moin has breathed her last at the age of 79, family sources confirmed on Friday.
Moin was battling cancer for the past few years, but the actual reason behind her death has not been revealed yet.
Family also told this scribe that Moin’s funeral prayers will be held after Asar in Nazimabad locality of Karachi’s district central.
With her incredible work and extraordinary writing skills and introspection, she wrote several plays for stage, radio and television which gained huge fame globally.
A number of super hit Pakistani dramas like, Ankahi, Tanhaiyaan’, Kiran Kahani, Dhoop Kinaray, Aahat, Uncle Urfi, Shehzori, Kohar, Pal Do Pal, Kasak, Parchaiyan (1976) and Parosi were written by Haseena Moin.
Twitterati all around forwarded their condolences to the eminent writer and remembered her work and personality as well:
Saddened to hear of the loss of our great writer Haseena Moin Sehba! (PTI) We grew up watching her spectacular serials like Dhoop Kinaray, Aahat, Ankahi,Tanhaiyaan, Kasak, Parosi & many more. She was my late mother’s favorite writer. May ALLAH rest her soul in peace. Ameen pic.twitter.com/AOTvoB1eES
— Faisal Javed Khan (@FaisalJavedKhan) March 26, 2021
RIP Haseena Moin. No one quite got the young, urban woman’s aspirations as you did. Shehzori. Ankahi. Tanhayian. Dhoop Kinarey: stories about independent, complex and unorthodox female characters for whom romance was the side plot – the real story was their coming of age. pic.twitter.com/6R8FZbAA1Y
— Amber Rahim Shamsi (@AmberRShamsi) March 26, 2021
PTVs exclusive drama,of wellcrafted scripts with great attention to plots& characters. Her scripts were imbued with humor& middle class ethos. Her heroines were larger than life, strong women with resolve who conquer all #RIP pic.twitter.com/xg4V0hfcAp
— Nafisa Shah (@ShahNafisa) March 26, 2021
#HaseenaMoin to me apa , is no more. You were always larger than life,no amount of reflection & words can do justice to the void you have left behind for the industry & in our hearts. An icon for women empowerment, magician with words and pen,Apa we miss you.Will always miss you
— Faysal Quraishi (@faysalquraishi) March 26, 2021
Dare itna hai Kay thhamta hee nahi. HaseenaMoin you were someone I admired,respected and cherished. Just can’t believe I will never hear your voice again share my thoughts and talk about scripts n ideas with.I will forever miss your gentle but powerful mind.
— Samina Peerzada (@SaminaSays) March 26, 2021
Haseena Moin Sahiba has passed away today. Grew up watching dramas like Ankahi, Dhoop Kinarary, Tanhaiyan & Uncle Urfi written by her. She was a legend. May Allah SWT bless her soul with eternal peace
— Murtaza Wahab Siddiqui (@murtazawahab1) March 26, 2021
Speaker National Assembly @AsadQaiserPTI and Acting Speaker @QasimKhanSuri have condoled the sad demise of renowned #playwright , #dramatist and #educationist #HaseenaMoin. @RadioPakistan @PTVNewsOfficial pic.twitter.com/J7WfFPucNX
— National Assembly of Pakistan🇵🇰 (@NAofPakistan) March 26, 2021
Woke up to absolutely terrible news that legendary writer #HaseenaMoin has passed away. A golden era of Pakistan television and writing is gone forever. May you rest in peace, Maam. pic.twitter.com/mJN22rj0aD
— Mahwash Ajaz 🇵🇰 (@mahwashajaz_) March 26, 2021
She was born in Kanpur and received her early education in her ancestral region. She then moved to Karachi in the 1950s where she graduated from the Government College for Women earned a Master of Arts in History from Karachi University in 1963.