*LAHORE – Zaheen Tahira – a veteran Pakistani film and television actress, producer and director – passed away at the age of 79 on Tuesday.*
The family sources confirmed the report of death as grandson Danial Shahzad Khan Zain posted took to Facebook later on to reveal the heartbreaking news.
The 70-year-old Khuda Ki Basti actor was put on the ventilator after suffering a attack last month. The actor was in hospital for the past two weeks.
She is considered to be one of the most senior and veteran actress in Pakistan Television History. She dominated the TV screens in the late 1960s, 1970s and 1980s by portraying strong characters mainly on Pakistan Television Corporation (PTV) Karachi centre.
She has appeared in over 700 drama serials in lead and supporting roles. She also produced and directed a few television series.
Zaheen Tahira played the lead role in Pakistan’s record breaking serial Khuda Ki Basti by Shaukat Siddiqui.
In 2013, she received the *Tamgha-e-Imtiaz* (Medal of Distinction) by the President of Pakistan in recognition of her work in the Pakistani entertainment industry.