14th October 2017, the day has been marked one of the saddest days for Pakistan’s television industry. The legendary actress Nusrat Ara Begum, who was known for playing the renowned character of Bil Batori on PTV’s show for children Ainak Wala Jinn has passed away today.
According to various news sources, the actress was admitted in Jinnah Hospital, Lahore due to respiratory issues and had started receiving treatment. Her condition, however, worsened and Nusrat Ara was shifted to ICU where further tests were conducted.
Sadly and unfortunately, Nusrat Ara suffered a heart attack and passed away this morning.
Nusrat Ara had gained popularity as she played the beloved character of Bil Batori on the PTV cult classic. The actress, however, had struggled to find work otherwise as a result of which she was forced into unemployment and ultimately into poverty.
What is more, is that earlier this year in January, news had circulated after the actress revealed to the media that she was ill and was struggling to survive. After the news of Nusrat Begum’s illness broke, the Pakistan Baitul Mal pledged Rs 10 lacs for her treatment.
Here’s how the internet has been reacting to the sad news of Nusrat Ara Begum passing away
— Mohamin khan (@Mohaminkhan3) October 14, 2017
— Syed Moazam Ali📷🏫 (@Moazam_Aly) October 14, 2017
— BADAR (@ranbadar001) October 14, 2017
May Allah Grant her a Place in Jannah . Ameen #NusratAra Thank You for all the great memories
— Ali Tahir (@AliTahir132) October 14, 2017