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

Rahman Unknown Facts: The dazzle of Mayanagari Mumbai pulls everyone towards itself. 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 best films from 1940s to 1970s including Pyaar Ki Jeet, Badi Behen, Pardes, Pyaasa.

Rehman was born in Pakistan

Born on June 23, 1921, to a Royal Pashtun family living in Lahore, Rahman 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 Airforce.

left airforce for acting

Even though Rahman had joined the Air Force after his studies, he did not feel like there. It is said that because of his stature and high pitched voice, he had a dream of becoming an actor. Then a day came when he left the Air Force job and moved to Mumbai (Bombay at that time). After reaching Mayanagari, he worked as a third assistant director with director and writer Vishram Bedekar.

Turban got the 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 on the basis of excellent looks and loud voice.

Showed his charm 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 had to face 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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