Death anniversary of Shaukat Hussain Rizvi observed
Born in 1914 in Azamgarh, Rizvi moved to Lahore after the independence of Pakistan
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.