Mastana has died in Victoria Hospital, Bahawalpur after a long suffering with Hepatitis C on April 11, 2011.
One of the senior most theatre actors in Pakistan Murtaza Hassan, famous with his showbiz name as Mastana, was admitted to Victoria Hospital in Bahawalpur for three weeks ago.
According to latest news; Mastana lost his war against killing disease today morning in the hospital. His only son, Hafiz Saad Hassan, is studying in first year of his college.
His brother Javed Akhtar told media that his funeral prayer (Namaz-e-Janazah) will be offered today in the evening after Maghrib Prayer at graveyard of Noor Shah Bukhari, Bahawalpur.
May Allah (S.W.T) keep his soul in peace and serenity! Ameen.
All through his life Mastana spread smiles with his stage performances and spontaneous and hilarious dialogues. Mastana started his career in 1973. He performed in more than 2,000 television and stage dramas. Mastana who had been in the industry for 35 year made people laugh by his performance had now left them in grief. Mastana was widely regarded as the king of stage and theatre acting and his legacy will carry on for years.
Watch few glimpses of his performance in the video clip below: