Rahman: ‘Pagdi’ had put the film in Rahman’s lap, he was left with this magical thing at the last moment

Rahman Unknown Facts: Mayanagari Mumbai’s dazzle attracts everyone towards it. Similar was the condition of veteran actor Rahman. Rahman, who made everyone his fan with his innocence and magical voice, also left the Indian Air Force job to pursue a career in the acting world. He worked in many great films from 1940s to 1970s including Pyar Ki Jeet, Badi Behen, Pardes, Pyaasa.

Rehman was born in Pakistan

Born on June 23, 1921 in the house of Royal Pashtun family living in Lahore, Rehman was one of those who struggled with the partition of the country. Rehman left no stone unturned in the matter of studies. When the country was partitioned, Rahman left Pakistan and came to India, while his family remained there. Rehman studied at Jabalpur’s Robertson College and after training joined the Indian Air Force. He used to work as a pilot in the Air Force. 

Left Airforce for acting

Turban got her first film

Rahman had come to Mumbai with the dream of becoming an actor, but was working as an assistant director. In such a situation, the story of him getting his first film is also very interesting. Actually Vishram Bedekar was looking for a Pashtun turban tyer for his film. Rehman was a Pashtun and he also knew how to tie a Pashtun turban. Rahman got his first film just because of his good looks and loud voice. 

showed his mettle in these films

Please tell that Rahman made many excellent films with Guru Dutt. These include films like Pyar Ki Jeet, Badi Behen, Pardes, Chaudhvin Ka Chand, Sahib Bibi Aur Ghulam etc. It is worth noting that during the shooting, Rahman had fallen in love with Suraiya and wanted to marry her. However, Rahman faced disappointment as Suraiya had already given her heart to Dev Anand. 

This magical thing snatched before the last moment

Significantly, Rahman’s identity became his voice. By 1977, he had suffered three heart attacks. After this cancer broke his spirits. Actually, Rahman had a habit of drinking alcohol. Because of this, he got throat cancer and lost his magical voice. Alam was that not a single word was coming out of his tongue in the last moment and he died in 1984. 

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