Pakistan’s state-run media quoted Umar Sharif’s family sources as saying that the actor, considered the uncrowned king of satire and humor, had died in a German hospital. Leading actor Umar Sharif left for the United States by air ambulance on Tuesday for treatment of a heart condition.
On Saturday, anchorperson Wasim Badami wrote on his Twitter account announcing the death of Umar Sharif, saying, “Umar Bhai is no longer with us.”
Dr. Muhammad Faisal, Pakistan’s Ambassador to Germany, wrote in his tweet: “It is with deep sorrow that we announce that Umar Sharif has passed away. We offer our condolences to his family and friends. They are there to help in every way.
in his tweet: “It is with deep sorrow that we announce that Umar Sharif has passed away. We offer our condolences to his family and friends. They are there to help in every way.
For years, Umar Sharif has brightened the country’s name as well as put smiles on the faces of millions of people who were appealing for prayers for him.
Umar Sharif’s health suddenly deteriorated on Monday. According to Dr. Tariq Shehab, his blood pressure had dropped significantly during dialysis, after which Umar Sharif was shifted to the intensive care unit.
Last month, pictures of the famous comedian on stage and on TV went viral on social media, showing him in a wheelchair. He suffered from heart, kidney, and other ailments.
Umar Sharif’s son had requested the PTI government that his father go to the United States for treatment, for which he needs help.
Following the appeal of the famous actor’s son, Sindh Culture Minister Syed Sardar Ali Shah announced that Umar Sharif would be treated.
Umar Sharif was born on April 19, 1955, in Karachi and started acting on stage at the age of 14.
Comedy stage dramas became his reason for the fame and he also performed in TV and movies.
Umar Sharif was honored with several awards, including the Nigar Award and the Medal of Distinction, in recognition of his services.
On social media, artists, political figures, and people from various walks of life in Pakistan’s showbiz industry are mourning the death of the legendary actor.