Pakistan mourns loss of comedy legend Umer Sharif
The entire nation was in shock on Saturday night after news of the disappearance of legendary comedian Umer Sharif, who was on his way to the United States for medical treatment.
Sharif was admitted to a hospital in Nuremberg, Germany on Wednesday after his health deteriorated on his flight to the United States. The comedian has been diagnosed with several illnesses, including coronary heart disease.
Sharif was due to resume his trip to the United States soon, but the departure was postponed due to his poor health.
The 66-year-old man died while hospitalized in Germany.
Politicians, cricketers, social activists and people across the country mourned the death of a man who had entertained them all for decades.
President Arif Alvi
President Arif Alvi expressed sorrow over the famous comedian’s death, saying he had “a unique sense of humor”.
“Umer Sharif has made his mark in the world of comedy,” he added.
Prime Minister Imran Khan
Prime Minister Imran Khan, responding to the legend’s death, expressed his deep sorrow, noting that Sharif held a unique position in the field of comedy arts.
“His services to art will be remembered for a long time,” he said.
Federal Planning, Development and Special Initiatives Minister Asad Umar, expressing sorrow over Sharif’s death, said a person who had the divine ability to make people smile has passed away.
Federal Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry also said the person who always puts a smile on people of all ages has passed away.
“The nation paid an exceptional tribute to the artist, proving that we are a nation that loves art and artists,” said the Minister of Information.
“Umer Sharif’s name will be written in golden words in the Pakistani Encyclopedia of Comedy Arts,” he added.
Bilawal Bhutto Zardari
PPP chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari also expressed sorrow over Sharif’s disappearance, recounting his contributions to the nation. He also thanked the deceased for redefining comedy in Pakistan.
PML-N Vice President Maryam Nawaz said Sharif’s disappearance was a great tragedy for the arts of the subcontinent, as she mentioned that the void due to his death might never be filled until after. decades.
Sharif was born on April 19, 1955 to an Urdu speaking family in Liaquatabad, Karachi. The star has been hailed as one of Asia’s greatest comedians.
Some of his acclaimed stage dramas include Bakra Qiston Pay Part 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 (1989), Dulhan Main Lekar Jaonga, Salam Karachi, Meri Bhi To Eid Karade, Nayee Aami Purana Abba, Yeh Hay Naya Tamasha and Yeh Hay Naya Zamana.