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Salma Mumtaz, Pakistani actress, died from diabetes she was 85.


Salma Mumtaz  was a Pakistani film actress, dancer, director and producer died from diabetes she was 85.. Mumtaz made her film debut as an actress in the 1960 Urdu language film, Neelofar.[1]

(1926 – January 21, 2012)

A dancer in addition to an actor, Mumtaz danced in more than three hundred predominantly Punjabi language films during her career.[1] She also became known for portraying mothers and motherly figures opposite well known Pakistani and Indian actors, including Waheed Murad, Mohammad Ali, and Shahid.[1] Some of her best known films included Dil Mera Dharkan Teri, Puttar Dai Piyar, Heer Ranjha, and Sheran Di Jori. Mumtaz also worked behind the camera as a film director and producer.[1]
Mumtaz was born in Jalandhar, present-day India, in 1926.[1] Mumtaz’s brother, Pervaiz Nasir, was a film producer. Her younger sister was the late actress, Shammi.[1] Mumtaz moved to the city of Lahore, Pakistan, with her family following the Partition of India in 1947.[1]
Salma Mumtaz died in Lahore on January 21, 2012, from complications of a long battle with diabetes at the age of 85.[1] Her survivors included her daughter, television actress Nida Mumtaz.[1]

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