ISLAMABAD: PTV pioneer, amazing entertainer and radio moderator Begum Khursheed Shahid Sunday died at the age of 95 years.

Salman Shahid, the son of the late Begum Khursheed confirmed the news about the demise of the entertainer.

Sharing the details about the sad news of her demise, Salman Shahid said she was put on the ventilator after suffering a cardiac arrest and had been in the hospital for some time, a report aired by a private news channel.

One of Pakistan’s extraordinary entertainers, Begum Khursheed started her career in Delhi from All India Radio both as an artist and entertainer. 

Khursheed relocated to Pakistan in 1947 and turned into a significant performer in the art circles of Lahore. She joined Pakistan Television Corporation in 1964 and acted in some of the leading productions of the national broadcaster.

Khursheed was awarded the Pride of Performance for her work in the television industry. However, during the 90s she disassociated herself from the television industry as she felt that the medium was turning into merely business and was in a consistently declining.

The story was filed by the News Desk. The Desk can be reached at


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