Umer Sharif, Pakistan’s most famous comedian, died on Saturday at a hospital in Germany after his condition deteriorated while being rushed to the United States on an air ambulance for a life-saving cardiac procedure. He was 66 years old at the time. Since last year, the veteran comedian, actor, producer, and television personality has been fighting for his life and had been seriously ill.
Muhammad Umer Sharif was born on April 19, 1955, in Karachi. He is the famous Pakistani Comedian, actor and director. He is considered as one of the appreciable comedians in Pakistan also known as “The king of comedy’’.
Sharif is Pakistan’s only actor to have won four Nigar Awards in a single year. In addition, for Mr. 420, he won national awards for best director and best actor in 1992. He was also awarded the Tamgha-e-Imtiaz for his achievements to the entertainment sector as a comedian, actor, and producer.
Celebrities and officials from both sides of the border grieved Sharif’s passing.
PM Imran Khan also expressed his condolences on Twitter. He penned, “I was shocked to read about Umar Sharif’s death. I had the pleasure of touring with him in support of SKMT. He was one of our most talented entertainers, and he will be sorely missed. My condolences and prayers go out to his family.”
His most popular comedy stage plays were 1989’s ‘’Bakra Qiston Pe’’ and ‘’Buddha Ghar Pe Hai’’. He became famous when he started to record his stage plays in videotapes. His first stage plays on video were, Yes Sir Eid and No Sir Eid. He begins hosting his night show ‘’The Shareef show’ ’on Geo Tv in October 2009, interviewed actors, singers, and even politicians. He was also invited as a guest judge in the Indian stand-up comedy show ‘’The Great Indian Laughter Challenge’’.
Films and Dramas
He wrote around 55 Dramas. In all those 55 Dramas the most successful program is ‘’Bakra Qiston Pe’’. He wrote this drama in just two days and get most of the fame around the world. Mr. Sharif Hosted one reality show ‘’The Shareef Show’’ (2009) and around five films named;
- Hisab (1986)
- Kundan (1987)
- Mr.420 (1992)
- Khandan (1994)
- Laat Sahb (1994)