Umer Sharif: An era of laughter and comedy comes to its end
Umer Sharif’s death has brought an era of laughter and comedy comes to its end on Saturday, Oct. 2.
Regarded as Pakistan’s King of Comedy, Umer Sharif was on his way to Washington to seek medical treatment, however, his health deteriorated during the flight.
The air ambulance made an emergency landing in Germany on Wednesday and Umer Sharif was admitted to the hospital in Berlin after the artist and his wife were given a 15-days visa on an emergency basis.
As being reported, the dialysis treatment on Saturday proved to be fatal and the legendry comedian breath his last, aged 66.
Mohammad Umer, known professionally as Umer Sharif, his career in Karachi as a stage performer at the age of 14 in 1974.
During 1987-88, when there was no popular media other than radio and a state-owned tv channel, audiocassettes of the late Omar Sharif’s jokes and skits became very popular.
He was regarded as one of the greatest comedians in the sub-continent and an institution for stage artists.
Umer Sharif gave a new life to stage dramas in Pakistan. Some of his extremely popular comedy stage plays are 1989’s Bakra Qistoon Pe and Buddha Ghar Pe Ha.
Sharif has received National awards for Best Director and Best Actor in 1992 for Mr. 420.
Umer Sharif was a recipient of the Tamgha-e-Imtiaz for his contributions as a comedian, actor, and producer in the entertainment industry.
Working for Lollywood, he received ten Nigar Awards and was the only artist to receive four of them in a year.
Today as the artist left us for heavenly abode, his fans and followers pay their last respects and tributes on social media.
Omar Sharif, who has been spreading happiness on the face of humanity all his life, passed away today after suffering a lot. May Allah give him a place in Jannah. Aamen.pic.twitter.com/xCzYR8y0FF#umarsharif— Sohaib Baloch🇵🇰 (@KaalaPak) October 2, 2021
The King of Comedy, Pakistan’s illustrious actor #UmarSharif has passed away in Germany. He was suffering from prolonged illness.— PTV World (@WorldPTV) October 2, 2021
May he rest in peace as he becomes one with His Creator. pic.twitter.com/XAylBQLglh
Thank you for all the laughter and the joy, #UmerSharif sir. May Allah bless you. Ameen. pic.twitter.com/IVc3YyJRkQ— Mahwash Ajaz 🇵🇰 (@mahwashajaz_) October 2, 2021
محبت اورقہقہوں کا ایٹم بم بنانے والا ہم میں نہیں رہا#umarsharif pic.twitter.com/LA5qBcVULu— Abdul Jabbar (@abduljabbarisb) October 2, 2021
جب میڈیااتناعام نہیں تھا،سن 1987-88کے دورمیں مجھے یادہے مرحوم عمرشریف کے شگوفوں کی آڈیوکیسیٹس بہت پاپولرتھیں۔بلاشبہ بہت بڑے پاٸے کے فنکارتھے— Faiz Siddiqui (@faiz_siddiqui1) October 2, 2021
Pakistani cricketers were also among Umer Sharif Sahab’s fans like millions of others, they took to social media to extend condolences and prayers.
Sad news King of comedy is passed away. Condolences to his family & to all fans #umarsharif May Allah bless him jannah 🤲🏼 Aameen pic.twitter.com/8nHHN1aViV— Mohammad Hafeez (@MHafeez22) October 2, 2021
Umar Sharif sahab put smiles on our faces, he made us laugh. May he rest in peace. A true Pakistani hero. Inna lillahi wa inna ilayhi raji’un. pic.twitter.com/84s2Psjivz— Shadab Khan (@76Shadabkhan) October 2, 2021
Legendary Umar Sharif sahab passed away. I have no words to express my sorrow & sadness. He has spread so much happiness & laughter in his lifetime to be remembered forever.— Shoaib Akhtar (@shoaib100mph) October 2, 2021
ان للہ وانا الیہ راجعون #UmarSharif pic.twitter.com/YUhkUadzQY