Pakistani Veteran comedian Omer Sharif passed away in Germany. The well-known comedian and television personality were 66 years old. He was suffering from several ailments and was admitted to a hospital in Germany.
Pakistan’s ambassador to Germany, Dr Mohammad Faisal, shared the sad news. He wrote on Twitter, “With deep sorrow it is announced that Mr. Umer Sharif has passed away. In #Germany. Our deepest condolences to his family and friends. Our CG is present at the hospital to assist the family in every way.”
Indian comedian Kapil Sharma expressed his condolence to the late Omer Sharif, he posted
— Kapil Sharma (@KapilSharmaK9) October 2, 2021
Poet and Rj Swaima also posted.
Perhaps,the first stand up comedian of Asian belt #UmerShareef is no more!
Thank you for all the smiles legend!
There can’t be anyone like you💔
May Allah grant you the highest place in Jannat.
Inna lillah wa inna ilahi rajaun #RIPUmerShareef https://t.co/vL5IZ8UP0T
— Sayema (@_sayema) October 2, 2021
actor Aly Goni wrote
— Aly Goni (@AlyGoni) October 2, 2021
Omer Sharif was accompanied by his wife Zareen. She had earlier shared that the comedian was wheelchair-bound and had to be taken to the US. She also requested the Government of Pakistan to arrange the safe passage. She used to share updates about the comedian’s health on his Facebook account.
Omer started was born in Karachi in 1955, he started his career at the age of 14 with stand up comedy. He gained fame in Pakistan in the 1980s, 1990s and early 2000s and worked as a director, producer, actor and television personality.
He won several awards including the National Award for Best Director and ‘Best Actor’ in 1992 for the superhit film Mr 420.