|Biographical detail : ||Pakistan’s veteran artiste
His portrayal of Mirza Ghalib in a Pakistan television play in the 1960s catapulted Subhani to fame and a household name.
Subhani performed in a large number of radio, theatre and TV plays and also appeared in a handful of films. He joined radio at a very early age and Aurangabad Radio’s ‘Kitabkhana’ was the first play he lent his voice for. After migrating to Pakistan in 1949, he joined Radio Pakistan, Karachi.
Initially, Subhani performed mostly in Khawaja Moinuddin’s plays such as ‘Lal Qilay Sey Lalukhet Tuk’, ‘Taleem-I-Balghaan’, ‘Tanhayian’ and other tremendously successful TV plays.
Subhani whose height and appearance made him bear a striking resemblance to Ghalib played in that role in a documentary made by the directorate of films and publication in 1968 as part of Ghalib’s centenary celebrations.
Born in Hyderabad, a princely state of British India into a religious family that had migrated to India more than a century ago from Hadhramaut, Yemen. He passed away in Karachi.