Senior Pakistani actress Durdana Butt died of cancer in Karachi on Thursday. She was 83.
According to reports, Durdana Butt had been battling cancer but contracted COVID-19 recently. She was put on ventilator when her condition deteriorated.
Born on May 9, 1938 in Lahore, Durdana Butt started her acting journey in the early 1970s.
She came into prominence when she appeared in comedy skit show Fifty Fifty on the Pakistan Television.
She rose to fame for her roles in dramas like Aangan Terha, Ruswai and Tanhaiyaan.
Apart from working in TV plays, she also starred in movies like Balu Mahi, Parey Hut Love, Ishq Positive and Dil Diyan Gallan.
Soon after the news of her passing away broke out, celebrities took to social media and mourned her death.
Actor Khalid Malik shared the news of her passing on Instagram in a post captioned, “Durdana (dodi) apa has transitioned from this realm back to her Creator.”
“The wise. The humorous. The insightful Durdana Butt is a special soul now back in His embrace,” Malik added.