Badar Munir’s death anniversary observed

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ISLAMABAD, Oct 11 (APP):The 10th death anniversary of popular actor of Pashto movies, Badar Munir was observed on Thursday.
He worked in over 400 films, out of which 85 were Urdu, 31 Punjabi, 11 Sindhi and 1 Hindko film during 1970 to 2002. He was awarded the Presidential Pride of Performance award posthumously,
Before joining films, Badar Munir used to drive a rickshaw in Karachi and later got job as a tea-boy at the office of known Urdu film star Waheed Murad. He was introduced to the film industry by Waheed Murad in 1970.
His first movie was “Yousaf Khan Sherbano,” with Yasmin Khan as heroine. Its story was written by a notable Pashto poet Ali Haider Joshi and was based on the famous Pashto folk story of Yousuf Khan and Sherbano.
He was also seen in several Punjabi films including Chor (1977) and Haibat Khan.
Badar Munir had great services for Pashto language and Pashto culture due to which he is still remembered in the hearts of Pakhtuns.
Badar Munir was not only a good movie star but also a social worker. He used to collect donations whenever floods would hit areas in the Punjab province.
To pay tribute to the legend Pashto movies actor different organizations of culture and film industry arranged meetings on his death anniversary.
Badar Munir, hailing from the Miankhel tribe, was born in 1943 in Madyan, Swat and died on October 11, 2008 in
Lahore.