Actor Matloob-ur-Rehman, known as Zakoota Jin, passes away
Lahore (Web Desk): Beloved actor Matloob-ur-Rehman, known for his portrayal of Zakoota Jin, passed away on Friday night in Mayo Hospital.
The 64-year-old legend, also known as Munna Lahori, rose to fame after appearing in hit children’s TV series Ainak Wala Jin a household name in the 1990s.
Rehman suffered from partial paralysis, as well as, according to some reports, diabetes, in his old age. In an interview with a local media outlet, the actor lamented how Pakistan forgets its artists, saying it was “a tragedy that artists in our country are not given due respect”.
Rehman had said, “I spent 40 years of my life spreading happiness among the people of my country. But now, in old age, I am living without electricity and gas.”
The Ainak Wala Jin star leaves behind a bereaved widow, three sons, and two daughters. His funeral is set to be held after Zuhr prayers today.
People on Twitter are also saddened over it:
Lahore: Drama Serial Ainak Wala Jin Main Zakoota Jin Ka Kirdar Ada Karnay Walay Matloob-ul-Rehman Inteqal Kar Gaye.
— عــــوامـــی آواز (@AwaamiAwazPK) February 17, 2018
Veteran TV actor Matloob Ur Rehman (Muna Lahori), who played the role of #Zakoota in the serial #AinakWalaJin has passed away, may Allah bless his soul. Inna lillahi wa inna ilaihi raji’un 😢🌸 pic.twitter.com/UVdrUxtoMv
— Rizwan Khan (@khan_here_) February 17, 2018
Ainak Wala Jin’s star passed away. Golden memory of childhood and yes they provided much entertainment to an era. Thanks for making our childhood memorable and entertaining. Rip Matloob Rehman well known as “Zakoota”. pic.twitter.com/8Ue68ncixE
— Ramsha Kanwal (@RamshaKanwal7) February 16, 2018
Zakoota from ainak wala jin is no more. Feeling heart broken!
— ammara saleem (@ammarasaleem111) February 17, 2018
— Tariq Saeed (@TariqSaeed13) February 17, 2018