When you have a writer who gives no misses, just HITS, you know you’ve hit gold! Haseena Moin was that writer – a jewel in the crown no doubt, and the most sparkling one! Much has been said & written about her in the past few days, yet, not enough can be said about her – such is the legacy she has left behind.
She is being missed and celebrated throughout the nation after her untimely demise.
Well, if you don’t know her that well, we give you 4 facts about her that will help you know her a bit better!
1. Script Writer of ‘Kiran Kahani’
Haseena Moin wrote Pakistan’s first original script ‘Kiran Kahani‘ aired in the early-1970s.
Her written dramas have even gained international repute. Her famous works include Ankahi, Dhoop kinaray, Tanhaaiyaan, just to name a few! Hasina’s stories were so powerfully scripted & her dramas so hugely popular, that TV viewers cannot decide which dramas should be listed in a top 5 list. If ever there was a writer who gave us an epic script every time – it was Haseena Moin – there were no misses with her, only hits!
2. Social Work
In 2008 she was seen taking an active part in a campaign set up by Geo TV to promote education & welfare in Pakistan. In 2020, it was announced that Moin would be doing a play on Breast Cancer Awareness. Battling cancer herself, this topic was close to heart.
3. Scripted For Bollywood
Moin was the first Pakistani writer to write for a Bollywood film. Raj Kapoor wanted her to write the dialogues for his dream project Henna, which was released in 1991.
She also wrote the dialogues for the 1986 film Nazdekiyan. The film was acclaimed & won prestigious national awards. Moin was a recipient of the prestigious Pride of Performance Award on 1987 for her work contributing to Pakistan’s performing arts. She also received the Global TV Plays Festival Award in Tokyo for her play Gurya along with many other awards in later years.
4. Professional Life
Her fame touched the skies when she regularly wrote some memorable plays for Radio Pakistan, Karachi’s all-time popular ‘Studio Number 9’.
Professionally, she was an educationist. She was the principal of Fazal-ur-Rehman Govt Girls Secondary School. It was later she took up the offer for penning a play, little did she know she’d become Pakistan’s best playwright/dramatist!
She’s may be gone, but she’s alive through her work forever!
It’s no small feat that fans can’t come to a consensus on which 5 drams top their list, yet we attempt to give you just that list here. Feel free to comment & tell us why you agree, or not!
This article is the collaboration effort of several members of Team FUCHSIA.