Lovers and friends pay homage to ‘King of comedy’ Umar Sharif.
Umar Sharif also received national awards for outstanding director and best actor in 1992. image source:

Often referred to as the king of comedy, Pakistani actor Umar Sharif died Saturday in Germany to America for medical treatment. He was 66 years old. However, He was expected in the United States when his life became difficult when he flew on September 29, so he was diverted to Germany. He was scheduled to go to the US today, but his health deteriorated.

Begun acting as a teenager in Karachi:

Twitter quickly filled the man’s consolation with his comedy starring Baqra Qistoon pe in 1989, which helped him become famous. He reportedly started acting at a young age in Karachi, but his reputation soared when his stage plays were featured in the video. He soon turned to the TV screen and began to manage his talk show programs.

Requested the govt help seek medical treatment:

His appeal crossed the border and was hailed by many comedians in India. He was diagnosed with cancer this year, but ARY host Waseem Badami posted a video of Sharif in a critical condition on social media and asked the government to help him get treatment for the sick comedian. The Sindh government approved Rs40m for his treatment, and Sharif was able to obtain a medical visa in the United States last month.

People turned to Twitter to post tributes for Sharif:

Fans and friends have turned to Twitter to post comments about Sharif. One user shared an old clip from something Sharif had previously done on PTV.

An Indian comedian Kapil Sharma:

Celebrities, including those from across the border, have also poured out their sympathy for the comedian. Kapil Sharma, an Indian comedian, also said his last farewell to the famed comedian. “Alvida’s legend, may your soul rest in peace,” wrote Kapil Sharma on Twitter.

Cricketer M Hafeez expressed his condolences.

Many people reflected how large a presence Sharif was in their lives.

Lawmakers also took to Twitter to pay their condolences.


Umar Sharif was born in Liaquatabad, Karachi, on April 19, 1955, to an Urdu-speaking family. The star was considered one of the most popular comedians in Asia. Some of his most acclaimed plays have been Bakra Qiston Pay Part 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 (1989), Dulhan Main Lekar Jaonga, Salam Karachi, Meri Bhi To Eid Karade, Nayee Aami Purana Abba, Yeh Hay Naya Tamasha, and yeh Hay Naya Zamana.

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