Veteran actor and comedian Ismail Tara passed away in Karachi on Thursday aged 73.
Ismail Tara was under treatment at private hospital in Karachi, the actor’s family has confirmed.
He had been suffering from renal issues and was put on ventilator after suffering kidneys failure.
He has been known best for his work in the classic Fifty Fifty aired on PTV during the 1980s.
He has been associated with the field of acting in various capacities on Stage, Film and TV since 1963.
As reported, Ismail Tara ended up writing some scripts of the popular TV show Fifty Fifty along with fellow TV comedian Majid Jehangir, when the original scriptwriter Anwar Maqsood had a fall-out with the popular show’s director and actors in 1981.
He has been honored five times with Nigar Awards for best comedian in Haathi Mere Saathi (1993), Aakhri Mujra (1994), Munda Bigra Jaye (1995), Chief Sahib (1996) and Deewarein (1998).
The news of his demise has left his millions of fans heartbroken.
Condolences, tributes and prayers continue to pour in on social media following the news that Ismail Tara is no more:
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
پاکستان کی سپر سٹار – گزری کئی نسلوں کے چہروں پہ مسکراہٹیں بکھرنے والے – پاکستانی ستارا – اسماعیل تارا ہم میں نہیں رہے – اللّٰہ تعالیٰ انکی مغفرت فرمائے آمین – شعیب منصور بھائی کے پروگرام "ففٹی ففٹی" میں اسماعیل تارا کی کمال کارکردگی ہمارے بچپن کی حسین یادوں کا حصہ ہے – pic.twitter.com/dhcRXsrlRG— Faisal Javed Khan (@FaisalJavedKhan) November 24, 2022
We have lost another legend today. Ismail Tara had passed away. Inna Lillahi wa inna ilayhi raji'un pic.twitter.com/mXrpWp1P7U— Faizan Lakhani (@faizanlakhani) November 24, 2022
So sad to know about demise of our legend star Ismail Tara, fifty fifty fame.— Shama Junejo (@ShamaJunejo) November 24, 2022
Highly disappointed that no channel has bothered to telecast it which breaks heart that how do we treat our stars.
Praying for his soul & my deepest condolences to his family. pic.twitter.com/LE9VnBXd5a
Legendary comedian #IsmailTara has passed away. He worked in some of the most popular TV Shows, stage plays & films. He won Nigar Awards 5 times! He got nation wide popularity for his versatile work in 50 50 on #PTV in 1980's.— Basit Subhani (@BasitSubhani) November 24, 2022
He had unique way of saying his dialogues. RIP pic.twitter.com/yIibrw5JPV