Theatre Icon Madeeha Gohar Passes Away at 62
After having fought cancer for the last three years, Madeeha Gohar lost the fight and tragically passed away in Lahore today in the early hours of the morning. Gohar was a celebrated icon of Pakistan’s Theatre industry. She founded and was the artistic director of the performing arts group in Lahore called Ajoka Theatre. Her conditionhad only gotten worse in the last couple of months and unfortunately she did could not fight the battle anymore.
Gohar was a legendary theatre actress who had made a name for herself not just in Pakistan but internationally as well. Shahid Mahmood, her husband and writer, said, “Her death is a big loss not only for my family but for the whole nation. Madeeha was part of the theatre industry since a very young age and even did her masters in Theatre Direction from the University of London. She achieved many things throughout her career and I am very proud of her.”
The actress and performer faced many difficulties throughout her life but always remained resolute in the face of adversity. She was not just a performer but she used her art and skills to fight for justice and social issues. Asghar Nadeem Syed who is a famous playwright said, “She strongly believed in human rights and did not hold back in portraying this through theatre. Her role in shaping the political and social aspects of Pakistani society was extremely important. I believe Madeeha is incomparable as no woman has ever had the courage to step foot into theatre and make such a huge difference.”
She directed many shows during her entire career and they were performed in countries like India, Bangladesh, USA, UK, Egypt, and Iran other than Pakistan. Her work was exceptional which is why she also received the Fatima Jinnah Award in 2014, Tamgha-e-Imtiaz in 2003 and even an honorable award from the government of Netherlands called the Prince Clause Award in 2006.
“Madeeha was a very talented, energetic and impressive personality. Her role and services in the field of theatre will be remembered forever, both in India and Pakistan,” said Usha Ganguli who is a famous Indian theatre director about Gohar’s death.
Keval Dhaliwal who is another Indian theatre director said, “Her death has proved to be very painful for us and I have no words. All I can say is that a legend has left us today. Today is a sad day for us as the ambassador of peace between India and Pakistan is no more.”Disclaimer:We do not allow users to post content which is copyright and We take strict actions against the users who post infringement content on our website.Although we do not host any content, users post embed videos from youtube, facebook, Dailymotion and Vimeo and are moderated before posting but we still take strict action against the copyright videos posted.If you are an official representative of any company whose videos are posted illegally on our website or you think some video infringe the copyright then you can simply send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org