Karachi: Pakistan’s cricket fraternity offered their condolences over the sad demise of legendary comedian Umer Sharif He passed away in Germany on Saturday after battling serious health problems at the age of 66.
Umer was termed as ‘the King of Comedy’ in Pakistan and also across the border in India. He passed away after his health deteriorated further during treatment at a hospital in Germany.
He had been admitted to a hospital in Germany’s Nuremberg on Wednesday after his health condition deteriorated during his flight to the United States. He was shifted to the hospital after the air ambulance carrying Umer Sharif made a scheduled landing in Germany.
Former captain and current Prime Minister of Pakistan Imran Khan, Shahid Afridi, Babar Azam, Wasim Akram, and many others mourned over Umer’s death and recalled his memories which made everyone laugh.
Saddened to learn of Umar Sharif's passing. I had the good fortune of touring with him to raise funds for SKMT. He was one of our great entertainers and will be missed. My prayers & condolences go to his family.
— Imran Khan (@ImranKhanPTI) October 2, 2021
Rest in peace Umar Sharif sb🤲🏼 Thank you for your invaluable services for Pakistan and making us laugh with your eternal comedy over the years. You’ll be missed forever! pic.twitter.com/zvdoKIuCJ3
— Shahid Afridi (@SAfridiOfficial) October 2, 2021
لوگوں کو ہنسانا دنیا کا مشکل ترین کام ہے لیکن عمر شریف نے یہ کام خوب مہارت سے کیا۔۔ میں نے ہمیشہ انکی کامیڈی انجوائے کی۔ انکے پاس بے پناہ ہنر تھا، وہ بولتے تو کوئی انکو میچ نہ کر پاتا۔ سب کو ہنسانے والا، سب کو رلا گیا۔۔ ہم سب انکے جدا ہونے پر غمگین ہیں۔ اللہ مغفرت کرے آمین
— Wasim Akram (@wasimakramlive) 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
Deeply saddened on the demise of Sir #UmarSharif. We lost a great legend today. A man who spread smiles all around the world. He will always be remembered. May Allah bless him with high ranks in jannat-ul firdous. Aameen. pic.twitter.com/puL1xA1WRz
— Fakhar Zaman (@FakharZamanLive) October 2, 2021
— Mohammad Hafeez (@MHafeez22) October 2, 2021
Umer Shareef sb and all his performances were filled with the love for Pakistan. This is indeed a huge loss for us. May Allah SWT give him Jannatul Firdaus, ameen. Please recite Surah Fatiha and Duroode Pak for his kind soul.
Sitam Zareefi zara to dekho
Hansaane wala rula k utha pic.twitter.com/EgteMuv6XU
— Mohammad Rizwan (@iMRizwanPak) 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
Inna Lillahi wa inna ilayhi raji'un!
Heartbroken on the demise of our legendary comedian Umar Sharif sb. He’ll be missed, may his soul rest in peace ameen🤲🏼 pic.twitter.com/wtOEx3WMjQ
— Wahab Riaz (@WahabViki) October 2, 2021
Umar Sharif bhai was indeed one of the biggest assets of Pakistan. Unki zat k her zarray me Pakistan or Pakistaniyat thi. Allah pak unki maghfirat farmayain, un k saath mohabbat or karam ka muaamla krain or unhe Jannatul Firdaus me jagah ata farmayain, Ameen. pic.twitter.com/26agymcYXa
— Inzamam ul Haq (@Inzamam08) October 2, 2021
Inna lillahi wa inna ilayhi raji'un.
My deepest condolences to the family and friends of Umar Sharif sahib. May Allah bless his soul and grant him a place in jannat ul firdous. He'll be missed 🙏🏼
— Bismah Maroof (@maroof_bismah) October 2, 2021
Heartbreaking news to hear about the passing away of the legendary Umar Sharif sb😣 inna lillahi wa inna ilayhi raji’un. May Allah bless his soul with peace 🙏🏼 pic.twitter.com/ge9p63tDpn
— Hassan Ali 🇵🇰 (@RealHa55an) October 2, 2021
I remember bursting into laughter everytime you were on stage. May you always smile and be a source of joy in all realms.#UmarSharif
— Javeria Khan (@ImJaveria) October 2, 2021
Inna Lillahi Wa Inna Alleyhi Rajioon!
Truly a legend for every generation, Umar Sharif passed away today.
His contribution and services for Pakistani cinema will always remain in our hearts 🤲🏼 pic.twitter.com/QOR3p8z2uB
— Azhar Ali (@AzharAli_) October 2, 2021
King of comedy Umer Sharif Saab is no more with us, we all miss you. May Allah rest his soul in peace 🤲💔
— Sarfaraz Ahmed (@SarfarazA_54) October 2, 2021
Legendary Umar Sharif sahab passed away. I have no words to express my sorrow & sadness. He has spread so much happiness & laughter in his lifetime to be remembered forever.
— Shoaib Akhtar (@shoaib100mph) October 2, 2021
Quite heartbreaking to lose another gem of our country. Dil Toot Gaya😭. Umar Shariff was LARGER then Life. His legacy and his immense love for Pakistan will always be remembered. Aik ahad tamam howa!
May Allah ta'ala grant him the highest ranks in Jannatul Firdaus. #Ameen pic.twitter.com/AzBCqROx4R
— Waqar Younis (@waqyounis99) October 2, 2021
Talking about Umer’s career, he started from Karachi in 1974 as a stage performer at the age of 14 He joined theatre, using the stage name Umer Zarif but later renamed that to Umer Sharif. Some of his extremely popular comedy stage plays were 1989’s Bakra Qistoon Pe and Buddha Ghar Pe Ha.
Sharif became a very popular star during this period. Much of the success came from the fact that he started to record his stage shows and his videotapes were rented out in a similar manner to movies.
Sharif received National awards for Best Director and Best Actor in 1992 for Mr. 420. He received ten Nigar Awards. Sharif was the only actor to receive four Nigar Awards in a single year. He received three Graduate Awards. Sharif is also a recipient of Tamgha-e-Imtiaz.