Mehmooda Bashir Khanum, the mother of veteran actress Bushra Ansari, passed away on Tuesday after a prolonged illness. The actress shared a beautiful collage of her late mother on Instagram, and asked her fans to pray for the departed soul.
My beautiful mother Mehmooda Khanam just left us. [She] went through a long miserable time on bed. She will meet my beloved sister Sumbul.
The Zebaish star concluded with a heartfelt goodbye to her mother: “Alvida mere pyari ammi jan“.
The veteran actress posted another picture of her late mother and her late elder sister, Sumbul Shahid, on her Instagram account.
Sumbul Shahid passed away from COVID-19 in Lahore last year. Bushra Ansari had revealed in an interview with Waseem Badami that their mother was not informed of her sister’s death due to her fragile condition.
We have told our mother that Sumbul is in San Francisco and she can’t come to Pakistan because flights are closed due to Covid. And I sometimes talk to her pretending to be Sumbul.
Bushra Iqbal is a Pakistani actress, comedian, singer, and playwright who started her career as a child performer in the 1950s.
The Dewar-e-Shab star has won numerous awards over her long and illustrious career, including the Presidential Pride of Performance Award in 1989 for her contributions to the arts of Pakistan, as well as the Sitara-e-Imtiaz on 23 March 2021.