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Veteran actor and comedian Ismail Tara passes away

He is well known for his best work in Fifty Fifty aired on PTV in the 1980s

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:




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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