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
انا للہ وانا الیہ راجعون..
عمر بھای ہم میں نہیں رہے 🙁 https://t.co/6vr9xl9shU
— Waseem Badami (@WaseemBadami) October 2, 2021
Prime Minister Imran Khan expressed his deep grief and sorrow over his death
Saddened to learn of Umar Sharif’s passing. I had the good fortune of touring with him to raise funds for SKMT. He was one of our great entertainers and will be missed. My prayers & condolences go to his family.
— Imran Khan (@ImranKhanPTI) October 2, 2021
Soon after the sad news of his death, the entertainment fraternity took to social media and offered condolences to the family.
You shall always always be remembered.. thank you for laughter. Rest in peace.. Umar Shareef.
إِنَّا لِلَّٰهِ وَإِنَّا إِلَيْهِ رَاجِعُونَ🤍 pic.twitter.com/LSGgUWvQ22
— Mahira Khan (@TheMahiraKhan) October 2, 2021
إِنَّا لِلَّٰهِ وَإِنَّا إِلَيْهِ رَاجِعُونَ
Deeply saddened to learn about Umer Sharif sb. He was without any doubt the ultimate comedy king. May Allah bless his soul. We will miss you Umer bhai! pic.twitter.com/2EUOv9FmNk
— Humayun Saeed (@iamhumayunsaeed) October 2, 2021
Faisal Javed Khan
اللہ تعالیٰ عمر شریف بھائی کی مغفرت فرمائے اور انہیں جنت میں جگہ عطا فرمائے – اللہ تعالیٰ انکے خاندان اور لاکھوں چاہنے والوں کو صبر جمیل عطا فرمائے – عمر شریف ہمارے بچپن سے ہم سبکے چہروں پر مسکراہٹیں بکھیرتے رہے ہیں-انکا جانا ایک بہت بڑا نقصان ہے – https://t.co/Jj6OVo3tuw
— Faisal Javed Khan (@FaisalJavedKhan) October 2, 2021
Heartbroken to receive the devastating news of our very own king of comedy #UmerSharif. He was a true gem in our industry and nothing short of a legend amongst us. May Allah grant him the highest place in Jannah. Praying for his family during this difficult time.
— Faysal Quraishi (@faysalquraishi) October 2, 2021
Complete loss of words on passing away of the legendary Umar Sharif sahab. May Allah grant him the highest place in Jannah and give his family peace. Ameen.
— Ali Zafar (@AliZafarsays) October 2, 2021
Osman Khalid Butt
Inna lillahi wa inna ilayhi raji’un.
The legendary Umer Sharif is no more.
Here’s to the King of Comedy.
May you get the highest place in Jannah.
— Osman Khalid Butt (@aClockworkObi) October 2, 2021
Saddened to learn about the passing of Umer Shareef Saab. Indeed we belong to Allah and to Him we return. My deepest condolences to His family and Fans.#UmerShareef
— Saba Qamar (@s_qamarzaman) October 2, 2021
Thank you for the laughs….you will live forever. Rest In Peace Legend. 💔💔💔 pic.twitter.com/Omy0jO0QEB
— Fakhr-e-Alam (@falamb3) October 2, 2021
— Yumna Zaidi (@yumnazaidiactor) October 2, 2021
— Adnan Siddiqui (@adnanactor) October 2, 2021
— Mohib Mirza (@mohibmirza) October 2, 2021
It’s heartbreaking 💔 to hear about the death of sir #UmerSharif , the man who made people laugh all his life is no more with us , May Allah grant him the highest place in Jannah #UmerSharif #RestInPeace #Rip
— aijaz aslam (@aijazz7) October 2, 2021
Devastated to hear that comedy legend #UmarSharif has passed away. Inna lillahe wa inna elaihe rajeoon.
We are all poorer today without his wit and wisdom to guide us. May his soul rest in peace. pic.twitter.com/7rHYCzKKsm
— Juggun Kazim (@JuggunKazim) October 2, 2021
Sharmila Sahibah Faruqui
There will never be another Omar Shareef… a legend… an icon.. May he rise in jannat… pic.twitter.com/j8fr6rIZm9
— Sharmila Sahibah faruqui S.I (@sharmilafaruqi) October 2, 2021
Zara Noor Abbas
I am not at loss of words. I know we are all dying. One day or the other. But what #umarsharif gave us, will be remembered till the end of times. A timeless legend succumbed to time. In the end, it’s all at the will of God.
انا للہ و انا الیہ راجعون
— Zara Noor Abbas Siddiqui (@ZaraNoorAbbas) October 2, 2021
Umar Sharif will be remembered. Rest in Peace. pic.twitter.com/DxC93hap1H
— Mansha Pasha (@manshapasha) October 2, 2021
RIP Umar bhai 💯🙏🏼♥️ you made us laugh in the darkest of times so we can forget our worries .. may your path to heaven be illuminated with the light of joy you brought us💯🙏🏼♥️ it is indeed a great loss for all of us 🇵🇰⭐️♥️🙏🏼💯 pic.twitter.com/kfDkCTBKmV
— Shaan Shahid (@mshaanshahid) October 2, 2021
If you were in his company he would never let you get sad or down. The way he used to see the world was very different from most of us and that could be witnessed in his performances. You will be missed Sir #umarsharif
— Shehzad Roy (@ShehzadRoy) October 2, 2021
Fizza Ali Meerza
— Fizza Ali Meerza (@fizza999) October 2, 2021
The King of Comedy is no more… #OmarSharif passed away in Germany
Its so unfortunate that he had to go thru a lot in his last days, a legend had request govt for help & then delayed in air ambulance, caused a lot of damage to his health,I hope we learn something frm this loss
— Nabeel Qureshi (@nabeelqureshi) October 2, 2021
— Kapil Sharma (@KapilSharmaK9) October 2, 2021
so many laughters.. so so many smiling hearts.. we will always remember you sir.. #UmerShareef sahab May Allah grant you eternal peace.. ❤️❤️❤️
Deepest condolences to the family ✨🤲🏻
— MAWRA HOCANE (Hussain) (@MawraHocane) October 2, 2021
— vasay chaudhry (@vasaych) October 2, 2021
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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