Durdana Butt, a veteran Pakistani actor, died on Thursday in Karachi. She was 83 years old. Recently, the renowned star was placed on a ventilator. Butt, according to some sources, was battling cancer.
Butt was well-known for her performances in Ruswai, Intezaar, and Rani. However, she was best known for her portrayal of Bibi in the television dramas Tanhaiyaan and Tanhaiyan Naye Silsilay.
Butt was born on May 9, 1938, in Lahore. Following her Ph.D., she pursued acting, landing commercials, and modeling appearances on the PTV Channel. During her time there, she was cast in a comedy-drama by a director. She was cast in the role and was lauded for her natural acting and expressions.
Following that, she starred in several PTV Channel dramas. In 1978, she co-starred with Moin Akhtar in the drama Fifty Fifty. It was a massive success for her, and she gained popularity with the audience following the drama’s conclusion. In 1980, she starred as Sultana Sahiba in the drama Aangan Terha, for which she received critical acclaim. She then starred in several drama serials.
Durdana Butt dies at the age of 83
However, Butt was reportedly battling cancer and was in poor health before contracting coronavirus. Last week, news broke that she had been placed on a ventilator, and celebrities from across the industry pleaded with fans to pray for her speedy recovery.
According to sources, the senior actor has been on a ventilator for the last eight days after contracting the novel coronavirus. The tragic news of her death was confirmed by RJ Khalid Malik, who also shared it on Instagram.
“Durdana (Dodi) APA has returned to her Creator from this realm,” RJ Khalid Malik wrote. “Inna llahi wa inna illahi rajioon.” The prudent. The amusing. Durdana Butt, a wise soul who has returned to His embrace.” Soon after news of her death broke, numerous celebrities took to social media to express their grief.
May her soul find Peace.
Sumbul Shahid, the sister of actors Bushra Ansari and Asma Abbas, was previously hospitalized with COVID-19. Meanwhile, her siblings have asked their fans and social media followers to pray for their sister’s speedy recovery and good health. Regrettably, the actor died later that year as a result of complications.