Renowned playwright Asma Nabeel passes away

Renowned playwright Asma Nabeel passes away

Pakistani screenwriter, producer, and poet Asma Nabeel passed away on Thursday night.

She lost a long battle to cancer in Karachi.

She has penned well-known dramas such as Khuda Mera Bhi Hai, Khaani, and Damsa to name a few. Asma was also breast cancer and polio awareness advocate.

The news of her death was disclosed on the Khaani writer’s Instagram and Facebook which read, “With a very heavy heart, I am breaking this news that my bhabhi Asma Nabeel is no longer with us.” The post also brought forth the timings and place where her Namaz-e-Janaza is scheduled to be held.

Many actors, after the news, came forward to remember Asma with their condolences.

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Actor Feroze Khan tweeted, “Asma Nabeel lost her battle against cancer but has certainly won a better place up in the heavens. May her soul rest in peace.”

Veteran actor Adnan Siddiqui wrote, “Asma Nabeel, you were a warrior who went too soon. We had to witness your exceptionally written dramas many times over.”

Terming the famed producer a brave warrior, Samina Peerzada wrote, “Asma a cancer warrior had a brave heart and a very kind soul will be missed for her work that she was yet to create. She penned KHAANI and many more. RIP dear soul.”

Nadia Jamil also wrote a long note on her Instagram as a tribute to the writer. She wrote how after her diagnosis with cancer,  Asma would always help her and encourage her to work.

“Asma will always be a root of inspiration and loving strength to me. She is a reminder that even in your most vulnerable and frighteningly moments, you can still be a source of strength to someone somewhere. You can still make that difference in a life. She has made that difference to me even when she was indulged in the worst battles of her own health. I pray that may Allah grant her with the highest ranks in Jannah.”

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