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The death anniversary of film producer Shaukat Hussain Rizvi was observed on Wednesday.

Syed Shaukat Hussain Rizvi was a pioneer of the Pakistani film industry. He was a film director‚ producer‚ editor‚ and a supporting actor.

Rizvi was born into a reputed Syed family‚ in the city of Azamgarh‚ Uttar Pradesh in 1914. His first visit to Madan Theatres was courtesy of a close relative when he was only a teenager. He began his career as an assistant projectionist in Calcutta in the early 1930s and gradually learnt enough during this period to earn a job in the editing department of Madan Theatres.

Following the independence of Pakistan in 1947‚ Rizvi and his wife‚ Noor Jehan moved to Lahore with their three children.

He established a film studio in Lahore, which produced some super hit film such ‘Chanwey’, Gulnar, JaneBahar ‚ Aashiq‚ and Dulhan Rani.

On August 19 1999‚ Syed Shaukat Hussain Rizvi died in Lahore at about 85 years of age.


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