Pakistan’s legendary comedian Umar Sharif passed away after battling with prolong heart and kidney disease.
Umar, 66, was on his way to the United States of America (USA) via Air Ambulance. He was taken to the hospital in Germany after his health deteriorated during the journey.
While reacting to the news, entire entertainment industry expressed disappointment on the demise.
“I can’t express in words, how disappointing this news is for me. We have spent a lot of time together and he was a gem. I think everyone who wanted to do comedy whether in Pakistan or India, looked up to him for learning,” Behroze Sabzwari said while talking to ARY News.
Ali Zafar also paid tribute to the legendary comedian and shared how he always kept soft corner for fellow artists. “He was an institution in this industry. Be it junior or senior, he was always there for help. He always shared his experience with everyone and tried to make people learn from him,
“I have worked with him a lot of time and I have found him helpful every time. I have also seen his worth in India. Artists there followed him and wanted to work with him,” he told a media channel.
Meanwhile, Indian comedy star Kapil Sharma also shared his feeling on Umar’s demise.
Alvida legend 🙏may your soul Rest In Peace 🙏🙏🙏 #UmerShareef pic.twitter.com/ks4vS4rdL0
— Kapil Sharma (@KapilSharmaK9) October 2, 2021
Other Pakistani celebrities including Resham Khan, Javed Sheikh, Moammar Rana and people from other walks of life also expressed grief over the demise.
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
Sad news King of comedy is passed away. Condolences to his family & to all fans #umarsharif May Allah bless him jannah 🤲🏼 Aameen pic.twitter.com/8nHHN1aViV
— Mohammad Hafeez (@MHafeez22) October 2, 2021
اردو مزاح آج یتیم ہو گیا۔#عمر_شریف
— Shafaat Ali (@iamshafaatali) October 2, 2021
I am so heart broken on the death of #UmerShareef sb. He was indeed the undisputed king of comedy and the legend of Pakistan. May Allah SWT forgive him, elevate his ranks and grant him Jannatul Firdaus, Ameen. Please recite Surah Fatiha for his soul. #Respect pic.twitter.com/c2DBElmNBE
— Babar Azam (@babarazam258) October 2, 2021
So sad to lose Umar Sharif. One of the finest in his field, his wit and humour was legendary. We will miss him more in today’s world that’s mired in pessimism. RIP!!
— Ramiz Raja (@iramizraja) October 2, 2021
نہایت افسوس اوردکھ کےساتھ یہ خبرسنی کہ عمر شریف آج انتقال کرگۓ۔میراان سےبہت پرانا،گہراتعلق رہا۔ہم نےپاکستان اورپاکستان سےباہران گنت شوزمیں اکٹھےایک سٹیج کوشیرکیا۔وہ سٹیج کےپیچھےاورسٹیج کےاوپریکساں مزاج رکھتےتھےاورحاظرجوابی میں لاجواب تھے۔انکےابدی سکون اوراہل خانہ کےصبرکےلۓدعائیں۔
— Jawad Ahmad (@jawadahmadone) October 2, 2021
#UmerSharif sahib, you must be at peace now. You made us laugh so much and in end left all of us heartbroken. Go, regale the heaven with your jokes. pic.twitter.com/35kM7C4SIa
— Adnan Siddiqui (@adnanactor) October 2, 2021