Google, the world’s largest internet technology company and search engine, has paid tribute to the late Pakistani legendary actor Moin Akhtar on his 71st birthday with a doodle.
Moin Akhtar was born on December 24, 1950, in Karachi, the capital of Sindh. He died of a heart attack on April 22, 2011. For the first time, Google has released a doodle to pay homage to Moin Akhtar. Earlier, the search engine had released doodles for various showbiz personalities.
Moin Akhtar entered the world of showbiz on September 6, 1966, with his first program on Pakistan Television (PTV) and became popular as soon as he saw it. Moin Akhtar’s family migrated to Karachi after settling in Pakistan. He received all his education in Karachi. During his studies, he used to participate in extra-curricular activities.
He was fluent in English, Bengali, Sindhi, Punjabi, Memon, Pashto, Gujarati, and Urdu. He is a beacon for the new generation in the world of showbiz. In recognition of his services, he was also awarded the Prize of Performance and the Star-e-Imtiaz. The legendary actor was fluent in several languages.
Fans also praised Google’s style of paying tribute to the legendary actor through ‘doodles’ and praised the digital sketch.
Before Moin Akhtar, Google had also paid homage to Ustad Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, Bano Qudsia, Fatima Suraya Bijaya, Amrita Pritam, Manto, Madam Noor Jahan, Abdul Sattar Edhi and other important personalities through doodles.
Google pays homage to the personalities of not only Pakistani but also dozens of countries of the world through ‘Doodles’ and also launches special ‘Doodles’ on the occasions of national and important days of each country.
Google had started releasing ‘Doodles’ for Pakistan since 2010 and for the first time on May 1, 2010, Google released ‘Doodles’ on Labor Day in Pakistan.
Over the past decade, Google has also released doodles for Eid and other important national days, including ‘Pakistan Day and Independence Day’, and digital sketches for important matches of the national cricket team. Google has also released a number of ‘doodles’ over a decade to pay tribute to showbiz, political, social and journalistic figures.