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Veteran comedian Umer Sharif, with a career spanning over five decades, passed away on Saturday after a prolonged illness. Journalist Waseem Badami was one of the first few people to break the unfortunate news.



He had left Pakistan in an air ambulance for treatment in the US on Sept 28. However, his condition got critical on the way.

The veteran entertainer was admitted to a hospital during a stopover in Germany where is passed away. Pakistan’s ambassador to Germany, Dr Mohammad Faisal, also confirmed the news.

“With deep sorrow it is announced that Mr Umer Sharif has passed away in Germany,” he tweeted. “Our deepest condolences to his family and friends. Our CG is present at the hospital to assist the family in every way.”



He who made everyone laugh, left the world grieving. Celebrities also shared heartfelt posts as tribute to the veteran comedian.


Indian celebrities also bid a final goodbye to the legend.



He started his career as a stage actor in 1974 at the age of 14. The king of comedy’s stage plays including Bakra Qiston Pe and Buddha Ghar Pe Hai found tremendous success in Pakistan as well as across the border.

He received national awards for best director and best actor in 1992 for his film Mr. 420. He also received ten Nigar Awards and remains the only actor to acquire four Nigar Awards in a single year.

May his soul rest in peace.

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