Entertainment fraternity bids farewell to the legendary artist and the legacy of Bakra Qiston Per creator Umer Sharif, who has dominated Pakistani screens for the last 40 years.
Regarded as The King of Comedy, Umer Sharif passed away on Saturday, Oct. 2, after his health deteriorated further during treatment at a hospital in Berlin, Germany.
Many of the prominent names of the Pakistan showbiz industry took to social media to extend their condolences for the legendary artist Who Made The Whole World Laugh.
— Areeba Habib (@habib_areeba) October 2, 2021
“You shall always always be remembered.. thank you for laughter. Rest in peace. Umar Shareef,” tweeted Mahira Khan.
You shall always always be remembered.. thank you for laughter. Rest in peace.. Umar Shareef.
إِنَّا لِلَّٰهِ وَإِنَّا إِلَيْهِ رَاجِعُونَ🤍 pic.twitter.com/LSGgUWvQ22
— Mahira Khan (@TheMahiraKhan) October 2, 2021
Shehzad Roy, the singer-turned activist in his tweet said, “If you were in his company he would never let you get sad or down. The way he used to see the world was very different from most of us and that could be witnessed in his performances. You will be missed Sir #umarsharif.”
If you were in his company he would never let you get sad or down. The way he used to see the world was very different from most of us and that could be witnessed in his performances. You will be missed Sir #umarsharif
— Shehzad Roy (@ShehzadRoy) October 2, 2021
Khaani star Sana Javed said thanked the legendary Umer Sharif for spreading laughter.
— SANA JAVED (@ImSanajaved) October 2, 2021
Popular host Dino Ali, sharing an old clip from a stage show, in a tweet, said, “There will never be anyone like you #umarsharif Sir – king of comedy RIP #UmerSharif.”
— Dino Ali (@iDinoAli) October 2, 2021
Heartbroken to receive the devastating news of our very own king of comedy #UmerSharif. He was a true gem in our industry and nothing short of a legend amongst us. May Allah grant him the highest place in Jannah. Praying for his family during this difficult time.
— Faysal Quraishi (@faysalquraishi) October 2, 2021
Meray Paas Tum Ho star, Adnan Siddiqui in his tweet said, “#UmerSharif sahib, you must be at peace now. You made us laugh so much and in end left all of us heartbroken. Go, regale heaven with your jokes.”
— Adnan Siddiqui (@adnanactor) October 2, 2021
Osman Khalid Butt in his tweet said, “Here’s to the King of Comedy. May you get the highest place in Jannah.”
Inna lillahi wa inna ilayhi raji'un.
The legendary Umer Sharif is no more.
Here's to the King of Comedy.
May you get the highest place in Jannah.
— Osman Khalid Butt (@aClockworkObi) October 2, 2021
Fakhr e Alam in his tweet said, “Thank you for the laughs….you will live forever. Rest In Peace Legend.”
Thank you for the laughs….you will live forever. Rest In Peace Legend. 💔💔💔 pic.twitter.com/Omy0jO0QEB
Humayun Saeed also expressed sorrow over the demise of Umer Sharif.
إِنَّا لِلَّٰهِ وَإِنَّا إِلَيْهِ رَاجِعُونَ
Deeply saddened to learn about Umer Sharif sb. He was without any doubt the ultimate comedy king. May Allah bless his soul. We will miss you Umer bhai! pic.twitter.com/2EUOv9FmNk
— Humayun Saeed (@iamhumayunsaeed) October 2, 2021
Uncountable messages and tributes are pouring in on social media today for Pakistan’s Tamgha-e-Imtiaz recipient, Umer Sharif for his contributions as a comedian, actor, and producer in the entertainment industry.
Condolences continue to pour in for Umer Sharif. Many of the politicians including Senator Faisal Javed, Chairman Senate Sadiq Sanjrani extended condolences for Umer Sharif’s wife and family.
اللہ تعالیٰ عمر شریف بھائی کی مغفرت فرمائے اور انہیں جنت میں جگہ عطا فرمائے – اللہ تعالیٰ انکے خاندان اور لاکھوں چاہنے والوں کو صبر جمیل عطا فرمائے – عمر شریف ہمارے بچپن سے ہم سبکے چہروں پر مسکراہٹیں بکھیرتے رہے ہیں-انکا جانا ایک بہت بڑا نقصان ہے – https://t.co/Jj6OVo3tuw
PPP leader Bilawal Bhutto Zardari also expressed his grief at the demise of Umer Sharif, recounting his contributions to the nation. Bilawal also went on to thank the deceased for re-defining comedy in Pakistan.
پی پی پی چیئرمین بلاول بھٹو زرداری کا عمر شریف کے انتقال پر دکھ و افسوس کا اظہار
عمر شریف کا انتقال باعثِ صدمہ ہے: بلاول بھٹو زرداری
صد افسوس، رونے والوں کو بھی ہنسنے پر مجبور کرنے والا طنز و مزاح کا آفتاب آج غروب ہوگیا: بلاول بھٹو زرداری@BBhuttoZardari
— PPP (@MediaCellPPP) October 2, 2021