| Senior actor Ilyas Kashmiri (Taya jee) passed away on December 12, 2007. He was 80 years old. His first film was Abida before partition. In Pakistan, he was introduced hero with Ragni in film Mundri (1949) but he gained popularity as
villain actor. Mahi Munda and Yakke Wali were two all time best films for him. He played title roles in film like Murad, Jagga, Shera, Banarsi Thugg, Gama B.A., Ustad Shagird, Ayyash etc. He produced Urdu film Ishq par zor nahin (1963). He was seen in more than 450 films.