Here is a rare image of film stars Nadeem and Shamim Ara posing together at the 1972 Nigar Awards.
Both the actors bagged the awards for best male and female actors in lead roles for their films Chakori and Lakhon Mein Ek, respectively.
Nadeem, who is still a vibrant part of the film fraternity, has recently played prominent roles in movies such as Love Mein Ghum (2011) and Main Hoon Shahid Afridi (2013).
Shamim, however, has been in a state of coma for about four years now and is receiving treatment in a hospital in London since 2010. Her son Salman Iqbal has been looking after her.
We, at The Express Tribune, hope that Nadeem continues to play his part in elevating the budding local movie industry and wish the legendary Shamim a speedy recovery.¬†
Published in The Express Tribune, August 14th, 2014.