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Iconic comedian Ismail Tara laid to rest in Karachi

History of Pakistan Television can not be written without the mentioning of Ismail Tara, an exceptionally talented icon of comedy.

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.



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.

 

 

 

Saman Siddiqui

Saman Siddiqui, A freelance journalist with a Master’s Degree in Mass Communication and MS in Peace and Conflict Studies. Associated with the media industry since 2006. Experience in various capacities including Program Host, Researcher, News Producer, Documentary Making, Voice Over, Content Writing Copy Editing, and Blogging, and currently associated with OyeYeah since 2018, working as an Editor.

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