Famous TV actress Naila Jaffery passed away on Sunday after a protracted illness in Karachi, according to the family.
Thodi Si Khushiyan was suffering from cancer since 2016 and was initially diagnosed with ovarian cancer and later with gastric cancer.
She was reportedly hospitalized in critical condition 4 years ago, in 2017 due to the third stage of cancer.
The actress was later discharged after being kept in the hospital for some time, however, she was undergoing treatment since 2016.
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A video message of Naila Jaffri started circulating on social media in which she is lying in a hospital bed saying that she has been battling cancer for the last 6 years
Taking notice of her video, Sindh’s cultural minister Sardar Shah announced that the department would bear all her medical expenses.
After the first chemotherapy, she had an infection and was admitted to the hospital, which prevented her from having a second session of chemotherapy.
The actress said that when she started doing dramas on PTV, there was a small amount of money on replay dramas, but it was good and happy to get that money.
Naila Jaffri said, “I’ve been sick here for so many years, everyone helped a lot, they took care of me when I was alone,”.
She suggested that if some financial support was given to her dramas to re-broadcast, her treatment would get easier.
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She also said that “I’ve been fighting the disease for a long time however, One of the things I’ve been thinking about all this time is how much better it would be for our government and policymakers that they should do something in this regard as soon as possible which would be helpful for senior artists in the future”.
It should be noted that the actress has shown her talent for acting in theatrical dramas. Naila acted in notable dramas like Mama Mein Salana, Desi Girls, A Little Happiness. The final rituals of the veteran actress will be observed at 9: Pm after Isha prayers.
The actress had Gained overwhelming love and support for exceptional performance in “Aa Mujh ko Satana”, “Desi Girls” and “Thodi Si Khushiyan” she won hearts of millions of her fans worldwide.
Celebrities and her fans took to social media to offer condolences over the death of Naila Jaffri.
Heartbroken to hear about the passing of my dear colleague #NailaJaffri aapa who stood strong in a long term battle with her health.Her bravery was a symbol of strength & her work will live on in our hearts forever.Sending prayers for her and her family during this difficult time pic.twitter.com/swF2z7gZRL
— Faysal Quraishi (@faysalquraishi) July 17, 2021
A sincere gentle soul, a friend, a fighter, and a brilliant BRILLIANT veteran actor. Naila Jaffri passed on.
I am so so grateful for the chance to get to know her and learn from her strength, perseverance, and positivity. This is how I would like to remember her. pic.twitter.com/5mqa7UWpxE
— Bushra Anjum, Ph.D. (@DrBushraAnjum) July 17, 2021
Naila Jafri has passed away.
Innalillah e wainnaillaihay rajaoon.
Such a lovely and versatile actor
Allah Pak bless her soul pic.twitter.com/s60ijzOgbP
— شمائلہ چوہدری (@miss_chaudhary1) July 17, 2021