Shahenshah-e-Jazbaat(The Emperor of Emotions) Muhammad Ali was remembered on his 13th death Anniversary today on Tuesday.
A highly versatile actor Mohammad Ali was born in Rampur, British India on 19 April 1931. His family moved from Rampur to Rohtak after his birth‚ and from there to Hyderabad and then to Multan shortly after the independence of Pakistan.
In 1956, Muhammad Ali joined Radio Pakistan Hyderabad station as a broadcaster and then he started his film career in 1962 with Fazal Ahmad Karim Fazli's film Chiragh Jalta Raha as a villain. Chiragh Jalta Raha was premiered by Fatima Jinnah on 9 March 1962 at Nishat Cinema, Karachi and then “Shararat” (1964) was another popular film by him.
Muhammad Ali acted in over 300 movies including some Punjabi films. He was a versatile actor and played negative role as well successfully. Some of his famous movies include Bahadur‚ Daal Mein Kala‚ Dil Ne Tujhay Maan Liya‚ Shararat ‚ Khandan ‚ Khamosh Raho ‚Clerk ‚ Jan Pehchan ‚ Kaneez ‚ Dil Aur Duniyan ‚ Bobi ‚ Mr. X ‚Tiger Gang ‚ Mere Humsafar ‚ Khamosh raho‚ Aag ka Dariya etc.
Muhammad Ali married Zeba‚ a prominent film heroine of her time. Ali met Zeba the first time in 1962 during the filming of their debut film "Chirag Jalta Raha (1962)". The couple got married four years later during the filming of "Tum mile Pyar mila" on 29 September 1966 and remained married until Ali's death in 2006.
Ali won 10 Nigar awards in his film career starting from 1964 to 1984. He is widely considered to be the foremost dramatic performer that the Pakistani film industry has ever had and was conferred with Pride of Performance in 1984 in recognition of his life-long services to the entertainment industry of Pakistan and subsequently became the only actor who was awarded Tamgha-e-Imtiaz.
On this day, 19 March 2006 film star Muhammad Ali died due to heart attack in Lahore.