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Veteran actress Madeeha Gohar passes away in Lahore

(Muslim Times) – Renowned activist, artist, and founder of Ajoka Theatre, Madeeha Gauhar passed away in Lahore after a three-year battle with cancer.

According to details, funeral prayer of the actress will be offered in Lahore on Thursday’s evening at 5pm.

Born in 1956 in Karachi, she received her education in English literature and went to UK to receive a degree in Theatre Science.
After her return from UK, she founded Ajoka Theatre in 1984.

The versatile actor and director was well known for her theatrical contributions through Ajoka Theatre. Through her dedication to theatre, Gauhar became the recipient of Pride of Performance and other national and international awards, including the Prince Claus Award.

She was famous not only in Pakistan, but also gained fame in India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Europe.

Madeeha Gohar was married to director, producer and writer Shahid Nadeem. With her husband, Gauhar worked tirelessly to bring Ajoka Theatre’s name on the world map of performing arts. Ajoka Theatre’s work focused on various social issues related to human rights.

She was the elder sister of actress Faryal Gohar and mother of actress, director, and producer Savera Nadeem.

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