KARACHI: As the devastating news of the legendary Umer Sharif’s demise engulf the entire subcontinent in grief, the shattered hearts bid farewell and remember the glorious legacy of the man many simply called “a legend”.
Veteran comedian Umer Sharif passed away in Germany, local media reported on Saturday. The renowned artist was travelling to the US for treatment. He was 66.
In a statement, Sindh Governor Imran Ismail paid tribute to the deceased, saying, “The one who used to spread smiles on people’s faces has left everyone grieving today. Umer Sharif was big name in Pakistan’s film, television and theatre industry.
“I had met him numerous times and besides being a good artist, he was an excellent human being. I pray that Allah grants Umer Sharif the highest place in Jannah,” the Governor added.
Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Chairperson Bilawal Bhutto Zardari expressed shock and grief at Sharif’s death. “The late comedian gave a new dimension to the art of comedy in Pakistan and took it to new heights,” he said, adding that the services of the legendary star would be remembered for life.
PTI leader Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan said Sharif was “the uncrowned king of comedy” and that “the void created by his death may never be filled”.
دنیائے مزاح کے بے تاج بادشاہ عمر شریف کی وفات پر دلی دکھ اور افسوس ہوا۔عمرشریف نےہزاروں لاکھوں دلوں پرراج کیا۔انکی وفات سےفن مزاح میں پیدا ہونے والا خلاء شاید ہی پورا ہوسکے۔رنج و الم کی گھڑی میں خدا تعالی سوگواران کوصبر جمیل اور مرحوم کو جنت الفردوس میں اعلی مقام عطا فرمائیں,آمین
— Dr. Firdous Ashiq Awan (@Dr_FirdousPTI) 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,” Singer and actor Ali Zafar wrote on Twitter.
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
Meanwhile, actor Humayun Saeed, “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!”
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
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
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
— Yumna Zaidi (@yumnazaidiactor) October 2, 2021
— Adnan Siddiqui (@adnanactor) October 2, 2021
— Kapil Sharma (@KapilSharmaK9) October 2, 2021