Veteran actor Naila Jaffri passed away on Saturday after fighting a tough battle against ovarian cancer. She was diagnosed with cancer in 2016.
Her friend Furqan Siddiqui shared the news of her demise on Twitter.
“My very dear friend & colleague Nyla Jafri has passed away in Karachi battling cancer for a long time. She was a brave person who fought this disease for years without taking any Govt support. You & ur million dollar smile will be missed forever. You will be at a better place,” he wrote.
My very dear friend & colleague Nyla Jafri has passed away in #Karachi battling Cancer for a long time. She was a brave person who fought this disease for years without taking any Govt support. You & ur million dollar smile will be missed forever. You will be at a better place pic.twitter.com/OtvTA4eRkL
— Furqan T. Siddiqui (@furqantsiddiqui) July 17, 2021
The senior actor who has given some great performances to the entertainment industry was fighting for her life and survival. A video posted earlier on Twitter by Furqan Siddiqui where Naila requested royalties for the re-runs of her dramas to pay for the treatment made headlines and several artists raised their voice following the incident.
She said that royalties would have made her bearing the expenses of her fight easier.
“A lot of other people might not need such money, but when you haven’t been working for a while, and have no support, these things become very important,” she had stated.
As knowledge of her passing spread on social media, several celebrities shared their grief and sentiments.
اِنَّا لِلّٰہِ وَاِنَّا اِلَیْہِ رَاجِعُوْنَ
Deeply saddened to learn about the passing of Naila Jaffri sahiba. May Allah bless her soul and grant her the highest place in jannat pic.twitter.com/Tfn3JGW8H7
— Humayun Saeed (@iamhumayunsaeed) July 17, 2021
Another heartbreaking loss…#NailaJafri, you fought with spirited courage. We would always remember not just your work but also how you became our voice for royalty. Even in your last days, you did not forget to help others. pic.twitter.com/S05oY0Y6BV
— Adnan Siddiqui (@adnanactor) July 17, 2021
— Iffat Omar Official (@OmarIffat) July 17, 2021
Extremely sad news of #NailaJaffery apa passing away. May Allah grant her eternal abode in Jannah. Ameen. You will be missed.
— Ali Rehman Khan (@alirehmankhan) July 17, 2021
Extremely saddened to hear the news of the passing of #nailajaffery apa. She was a force to be reckoned with, strong and positive in the face of a terrible illness.
May Allah rest her soul in peace. pic.twitter.com/skj5UA4u8a
— Mansha Pasha (@manshapasha) July 17, 2021
Cancer takes too many lives away💔#NailaJaffery
Inna lilla e wa inna ilahaye rajioon.
— Zahid Ahmed (@zahidahmed_) July 17, 2021
— Mahira Khan (@TheMahiraKhan) July 17, 2021
Inna lilahe wainna elaihe rajeoon #NailaJafri you were a force of nature! So strong and so resilient! You will be missed with many fond memories. 💔
— zhalay sarhadi (@Xxhalay) July 17, 2021
May her soul rest in peace.