Islamabad: The 17th death anniversary of famous Punjabi film hero Sultan Rahi was observed on Wednesday. The legendary actor Sultan Mohammad, popularly known as Sultan Rahi, was born in 1938 in a Muslim family of Saharanpur, India.
He started his film career in 1959 as an extra in the film Baghi. In 1975‚ he became an action icon for the lovers of Punjabi films. He struggled for a few years in the early 1960s, playing only a few supporting roles.
The turning point of his career, however, came in 1972, when three of his films celebrated diamond jubilees. In 1975 he became an action icon for the lovers of Punjabi films.
The year 1979, changed his whole life as his film Maula Jatt became the most successful Pakistani film to date. It broke all records and did wonders for the Pakistani film industry. He died on January 9, 1996 at the age of 58.