Omer Sharif – Pakistan’s Comedy Mogul, passes away at 66

Omer Sharif

Pakistan’s comedy mogul, Omer Sharif passed away in Germany after prolonged illness. The veteran artist was traveling to the US for advanced treatment. He was 66.

Journalist Waseem Badami was one of the first few people to tweet about the news


Prime Minister Imran Khan expressed his deep grief and sorrow over his death 


Soon after the sad news of his death, the entertainment fraternity took to social media and offered condolences to the family.

Mahira Khan


Humayun Saeed


Faisal Javed Khan


Faysal Qureshi


Ali Zafar


Osman Khalid Butt


Saba Qamar




Yumna Zaidi


Adnan Siddique


Mohib Mirza


Aijaz Aslam


Juggan Kazim


Sharmila Sahibah Faruqui


Zara Noor Abbas


Mansha Pasha


Shaan Shahid


Shahzad Roy



Fizza Ali Meerza


Nabeel Qureshi


Kapil Sharma


Mawra Hocane


Vasay Chaudhry


Fahad Mustafa



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Known as the “King of Comedy”, Shareef’s career spanned five decades that included nationwide hits such as Bakra Qistoon Pe, Buddha Ghar Pe Hai, Aao Sach Bolay, One Day Eid Match, Hum Sa Ho Toh Samne Aye, Yes Sir Eid No Sir Eid and Hub Sab Eik Hain. The most famous being Bakra Qiston Pe and Buddha Ghar Pe Hai were played on cassettes in shops, homes and mini buses (W-11). Shareef also acted and directed successful films of which Mr. 420 was a bona fide hit.

 May his soul rest in peace

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