Zafar Masood was a Pakistani actor. He was a popular actor of 1970s and he was known for his roles in dramas Khuda Ki Basti, Uncle Urfi, Kiran Kahani and Zair, Zabar, Pesh.[1][2]

Zafar Masood
Born(1950-07-10)10 July 1950
Died24 May 1981(1981-05-24) (aged 30)
Resting placeKarachi
EducationCathedral High School
OccupationActor
Years active1969 - 1981

Early life edit

Zafar was born in Lahore at Pakistan and he completed his studies from Cathedral High School in Lahore.[3] He was interested in acting and joined Radio Pakistan at Lahore.[3][4]

Career edit

He started his acting from PTV Karachi Centre and made his debut in drama Khuda Ki Basti as Nosha.[3][5]

The drama was written by Shaukat Siddiqui based on his novel and he portrayed the role of Nosha and Zaheen Tahira did the role of his mother but the serial turned out to be a super-hit and won many laurels and accolades.[6]

In 1971 he worked in drama Dada Aur Dil Dada with Uzma Gillani and Mehnaz Rafi which was written by Ashfaq Ahmed later he worked in film Khamosh Nigahen with Waheed Murad, Rozina and Husna.[7]

Then he worked in Uncle Urfi written by Haseena Moin.[1] In 1973 he worked in drama Kiran Kahani with Roohi Bano, Manzoor Qureshi and Begum Khurshid Mirza which was also written by Haseena Moin and then he worked again in her drama Zair, Zabar, Pesh with Roohi Bano, Shakeel and Qazi Wajid.[1] He worked in two Punjabi films and three Urdu films.[1]

In 1976 he appeared in film Deewar with Babra Sharif, Ghulam Mohiuddin and Allaudin written by Shabab Kiranvi the same year he again worked with Haseena Moin and appeared in drama Bandish with Khalida Riyasat and Talat Hussain.[8]

In 1978 he appeared in drama Aabginey with Talat Iqbal the drama was written by Fatima Surayya Bajia and then he appeared in other dramas.[1]

Personal life edit

Zafar's family lived in Lahore later they moved to Karachi.[3]

Death edit

Later he got a job in a shipping company in Cairo his car met with an accident during his stay at Egypt and died but his body was brought back to his parents and he was laid to rest at a Karachi Graveyard.[1][9]

Filmography edit

Television edit

Year Title Role Network
1969 Khuda Ki Basti Nosha PTV[10]
1971 Dada Aur Dil Dada Jalal PTV[7]
1972 Uncle Urfi Javed PTV[1]
1973 Kiran Kahani Irfan PTV[1]
1974 Zair, Zabar, Pesh Jamali PTV[1]
1975 Aik Mohabbat So Afsanay Ahmad PTV[3]
1976 Bandish Khalid PTV[1]
1978 Aabginey Danial PTV[1]

Film edit

Year Film Language
1971 Khamosh Nigahen Urdu
1976 Deewar Urdu

References edit

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k "یومِ وفات: اداکار ظفر مسعود اپنے زمانۂ عروج اور عین عالمِ شباب میں عالمِ جاوداں کو سدھار گئے تھے". ARY News. 24 May 2021.
  2. ^ "10 Greatest Pakistani Stars All Time". ARY News. 23 June 2021.
  3. ^ a b c d e "اداکار ظفر مسعود". Pakistan Television Corporation. 10 March 2000.
  4. ^ "ظفر مسعود کی وفات". Tareekh-e-Pakistan. 7 September 2022.
  5. ^ "پی ٹی وی کے پچاس برس". The Express News. 3 December 2018.
  6. ^ "Flashback: 'The Mother of All Serials". Dawn Newspaper. 24 October 2021.
  7. ^ a b "Cult Pakistan - II: Sound and Vision". Dawn News. 10 April 2023.
  8. ^ "رنگیلا کی 15ویں اور ظفر مسعود کی 39ویں برسی کل منائی جائے گی". Dunya News. 20 January 2022.
  9. ^ "رنگیلا کی 12ویں اور ظفر مسعود کی 36ویں برسی منائی گئی". Daily Pakistan. 8 February 2022.
  10. ^ "In Khuda Ki Basti Zafar Masud as Nosha with a co-star". Newsline Magazine. 15 August 2019.

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