Madame Tussauds commemorates Moin Akhtar for his services
The one of a kind museum Madame Tussauds, situated in London honours the services of legendary comedian late Moin Akhtar by adding his wax statue to depository.
The museum is famous for sculpting statues of world’s famous celebrity, both deceased and alive, out of wax.
The famous idols that have added to the persona of the building are of Madam Tussauds, Queen Elizabeth II, Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, Adolf Hilter, Mother Teresa, Nelsen Mandela, Beyonce, Amitabh Bachan and Tom Cruise to name some.
However, Akhtar will be the first Pakistani to join the elite class. The Tussauds’ management announced earlier on Wednesday that they will be contacting the world famous actor’s family for the required photographical materials.
The 44-year veteran ruled the hearts and souls all over the world. Akhtar did not only prove his mettle in the field of comedy, but also entertained the world with his exceptional acting, singing, script writing and directional skills.
He was decorated with Pakistan’s elite medallion in the field of literature, arts and sports; the Pride of Performance and the third highest civil award, Sitara-e-Imtiaz for his tireless efforts in the field of entertainment. Moin was awarded with honorary citizenship of Dallas, Texas in the honour of his achievements.
Over the years, the versatile entertainer received recoginition for creating humorous sitcoms, plays and stage shows. He still holds the world record of appearing in the over 400 different get-ups in a single show called Loose Talk, hosted by his media companion Anwar Maqsood.
Akhtar was closely associated with Maqsood, who introduced him to the media industry; however, Maqsood still claims that he could not have achieved anything without his comrade.
Moin started his career in 1966 and pulled off countless comedy hits like tele-drama Rozi, Eid Train, Such Much, Loose Talk, Studio 2 ½ and its sequel Studio 2 ¾. However, comedy was not his sole forte. Where he brought smile to the faces of many in Pakistan and all around the globe, he also startled the audience with his serious acting like in Makkan No. 47.
The worldly renowned actor suffered a heart attack in mid-90s but was successfully operated in a civil hospital in Karachi. He passed away on April 22, 2011.