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

 


Fakhr-e-Alam

 


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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Zainab Qayyum

 

 

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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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