Veteran film actress Firdous Begum has passed away at the age of 72 today (December 16) in Lahore.

According to reports, the actor had been admitted to a local hospital three days ago after she suffered a brain haemorrhage. Her family said that she was on the ventilator and that her condition had deteriorated rapidly. They further shared that the doctors tried their best but her situation worsened due to a paralysis attack after a brain haemorrhage.

The legendary actress, whose real name was Parveen, is best known for her roles in Heer Ranjha (1970), and Heer Sial (1965). She debuted with the film Fanoos (1963) before going on to deliver several hits including Khandaan, Malang, Lai Laag and Aurat. She also received the Best Actress Award for her role in the films Heer Ranjha, Aansoo and Ziddi.


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Firdous Begum was considered as one of the classiest film actors of her time and was paired with the top Punjabi actors of her time including Habib-ur-Rehman, Lala Sudhir and Yusuf Khan.

Following her demise, Shaan and director Asim Raza took to social media to remember the late actor.