Iconic comedian Ismail Tara laid to rest in Karachi!
Veteran actor Ismail Tara passes away on Nov 24 aged 73.
He suffered kidneys failure and was put on ventilator in a hospital in Karachi where he breathe his last on Thursday evening.
Ismail Tara’s funeral prayer was offered on Friday and was laid to rest in Karachi’s Hassan Square graveyard.
He is survived by his wife, four sons, and one daughter.
Attended Namaz e Janaza of renowned comedian Ismail Tara. Our generation will never forget his great work in 50/50 and other programs. Those who spread happiness, they have special blessings of Allah and Tara was one of them. pic.twitter.com/ZISVVIt7W7— Senator Saeed Ghani (@SaeedGhani1) November 25, 2022
With his demise an era of Comedy and Satire comes to an end in Pakistan.
Many grew up watching Ismail Tara’s satire, the natural humour and how he captivated his audience by his presence.
He was a core constant in the classic PTV’s skit show Fifty-Fifty that aired from 1979-84. And that’s where his first real burst of fame came.
Ismail Tara excelled in playing common, everyday people from across classes and ethnic groups that is why even four decades later, Tara’s performance in Fifty-Fifty remains timeless, greatest feat comedy can achieve.
Ismail Tara deserved a lot more respect and appreciation than what he got in his life.
History of Pakistan Television can not be written without the mentioning of Ismail Tara, an exceptionally talented icon of comedy.
Tributes and prayers continue to pour in on social media timeline for Ismail Tara who continued to spread smiles and laughter throughout his life.
My Dearest Friend & A Legend Comedian Ismail Tara Passed Away Today In Karachi May Allah Grant Him A Higher Place In Jannah.Ameen pic.twitter.com/smCgkLiFd3— Jawed Sheikh (@iamjawedsheikh) November 24, 2022
Veteran in every sense of the word, Ismail Tara saheb redefined comedy with his trendsetter Fifty Fifty. The nation will remember you for making them smile through the 80s and beyond. May Allah grant you higher place in Jannah. Aameen🙏🏽 pic.twitter.com/z66onUv9iL— Adnan Siddiqui (@adnanactor) November 25, 2022
Stage & drama famous comedy actor Ismail Tara sb passed away 💔. His performances in comedy serial 50/50 is still top of the list comedy program. Condolences to his friends & family. May Allah bless him highest rank in Jannah 🤲🏼 Aameen pic.twitter.com/0wvyTXUliy— Mohammad Hafeez (@MHafeez22) November 25, 2022
The legendary Ismail Tara passed away in Karachi. Inna lillahi wa inna elehi rajioon.— Mona Farooq Ahmad (@MonaChaudhryy) November 24, 2022
Hitory of Pakistan Television can not be written without this exceptionally talented icon of comedy. His "Fifty Fifty" was the greatest comedy show of PTV's golden era.
May he rest in peace! pic.twitter.com/UiqvZHzFjM
Deeply Saddened to learn about the passing away of legendary comedian & actor Ismail Tara. His many performances will stay with us forever. He brought much laughter and joy to us all. My condolences to the family, loved ones, and fans.— Hina Parvez Butt (@hinaparvezbutt) November 25, 2022
May his soul rest in peace. pic.twitter.com/hTo1VYxFoA
Sad to hear about the demise of famous comedian ,actor and a dear friend Ismail Tara— Moammar Rana (@rana_moammar) November 25, 2022
May Allah rest his soul in eternal peace Ameen. pic.twitter.com/3i44fZlggd
Brilliant comedian and actor Ismail Tara is no more. He was a core constant in the classic PTV skit show 50-50 (1979-84). He excelled in playing common, everyday people from across classes and ethnic groups. His first real burst of fame came from 50-50. What a talent he was. RIP. pic.twitter.com/KmFBBmCFZB— Nadeem Farooq Paracha (@NadeemfParacha) November 24, 2022
Still remember this "disco chor" act by Ismail Tara in 50-50, the way he danced on tune of Michael Jackson's “Billie Jean” was a treat. A big loss. Ismail Tara deserved a lot more respect and appreciation than what he got in his life. pic.twitter.com/daDzwuqSg8— Faizan Lakhani (@faizanlakhani) November 24, 2022
Pakistani Sitara – Ismail Tara has left us. May ALLAH rest his soul in peace. Ismail Tara brought smile on hundreds of thousands of faces. His brilliance made Shoaib Mansoor's "Fifty Fifty" an unforgettable show from our childhood. pic.twitter.com/tr2EbgL7Gq— Faisal Javed Khan (@FaisalJavedKhan) November 24, 2022