Islamabad (Web Desk): Nation mourned the death of comedy legend Umer Sharif with people from all walks of life expressing their deep grief and sorrow.
Sharif had been admitted to a hospital in Germany’s Nuremberg on Wednesday after his health condition deteriorated during his flight to the United States (US). He was diagnosed with multiple ailments including coronary conditions.
The renowned comedian was expected to resume his travel to the US for medical treatment but the stay was delayed after his health condition deteriorated.
Those who sent condolence messages over the demise of the veteran artist, included, major politicians show bizz celebrities, cricketers and social activists.
In his message, President Dr Arif Alvi said that late Umar Sharif had earned distinction in the field of comedy and carved out a place for himself.
عمر شریف نے کامیڈی کی دنیا میں اپنا علیحدہ مقام بنایا، صدر مملکت
اللہ تعالیٰ مرحوم کو غریقِ رحمت کرے، اہل خانہ کو صبر جمیل عطا فرمائے، صدر مملکت— The President of Pakistan (@PresOfPakistan) October 2, 2021
Prime Minister Imran Khan, responding to the death of the legend, expressed deep sadness, noting that Sharif held a unique position in the field of comedic arts. "His services to art will long be remembered," he said.
وزیر اعظم کی مرحوم کی مغفرت کی دعا
اہل خانہ سے تعزیت کا اظہار— Prime Minister's Office, Pakistan (@PakPMO) October 2, 2021
Opposition Leader in the National Assembly and Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) president Shehbaz Sharif also condoled over the demise and said that Umer Sharif was the identity of Pakistan globally and a legendary actor.
سب کو ہنسانے والا آج سب کو رُلا گیا۔
عمر شریف دنیا بھر میں پاکستان کی پہچان اور باکمال فنکار تھے اور ان کی کمی کبھی پوری نہیں ہوسکتی۔
اللہ تعالی مرحوم کو جنت الفردوس میں اعلی مقام عطا فرمائے اور ان کے لواحقین اور چاہنے والوں کو صبر دے۔ آمین pic.twitter.com/GgOCfWzPqy— Shehbaz Sharif (@CMShehbaz) October 2, 2021
Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari also expressed his grief at the demise of Sharif, recounting his contributions to the nation. He also went on to thank the deceased for re-defining comedy in Pakistan.
پی پی پی چیئرمین بلاول بھٹو زرداری کا عمر شریف کے انتقال پر دکھ و افسوس کا اظہار
عمر شریف کا انتقال باعثِ صدمہ ہے: بلاول بھٹو زرداری
صد افسوس، رونے والوں کو بھی ہنسنے پر مجبور کرنے والا طنز و مزاح کا آفتاب آج غروب ہوگیا: بلاول بھٹو زرداری@BBhuttoZardari— PPP (@MediaCellPPP) October 2, 2021
Federal Minister for Planning, Development, and Special Initiatives Asad Umar, who also heads the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC), expressing grief at Sharif's death, said a person who had a god-gifted ability to put smiles on the faces of people had passed away.
سب کے لبوں پر مسکراہٹ لانے کی خداداد صلاحیت رکھنے والے عمر شریف اپنے انتقال سے سب کو رنجیدہ کر گئے. اللہ جنت نصیب کرے— Asad Umar (@Asad_Umar) October 2, 2021
Federal Minister for Information Fawad Chaudhry also said that the person who always put smiles on the faces of people of all ages has passed away.
عمربھر لوگوں کے چہروں پر مسکراہٹ کا تحفہ سجانے والے عمر شریف جنت کو عازم سفر ہوئے، قوم نے اپنےفنکار کو بہترین خراج تحسین پیش کیااور ثابت کیا کہ ہم فن اور فنکاروں سے محبت کرنے والی قوم ہیں ،عمر شریف کا نام پاکستان کے فنون لطیفہ کے انسائکلوپیڈیا میں ہمیشہ سنہرے حروف سے لکھا جائیگا— Ch Fawad Hussain (@fawadchaudhry) October 2, 2021
Soon after the news of his death broke, fellow artists and celebs also took to social media and offered condolences to the family.
— Adnan Siddiqui (@adnanactor) October 2, 2021
You shall always always be remembered.. thank you for laughter. Rest in peace.. Umar Shareef.
إِنَّا لِلَّٰهِ وَإِنَّا إِلَيْهِ رَاجِعُونَ???? pic.twitter.com/LSGgUWvQ22— Mahira Khan (@TheMahiraKhan) October 2, 2021
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
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
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
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
Thank you for the laughs….you will live forever. Rest In Peace Legend. ???????????? pic.twitter.com/Omy0jO0QEB— Fakhr-e-Alam (@falamb3) October 2, 2021
It’s heartbreaking ???? to hear about the death of sir #UmerSharif , the man who made people laugh all his life is no more with us , May Allah grant him the highest place in Jannah #UmerSharif #RestInPeace #Rip— aijaz aslam (@aijazz7) October 2, 2021
Devastated to hear that comedy legend #UmarSharif has passed away. Inna lillahe wa inna elaihe rajeoon.
We are all poorer today without his wit and wisdom to guide us. May his soul rest in peace. pic.twitter.com/7rHYCzKKsm— Juggun Kazim (@JuggunKazim) October 2, 2021
There will never be another Omar Shareef… a legend… an icon.. May he rise in jannat… pic.twitter.com/j8fr6rIZm9— Sharmila Sahibah faruqui S.I (@sharmilafaruqi) October 2, 2021
I am not at loss of words. I know we are all dying. One day or the other. But what #umarsharif gave us, will be remembered till the end of times. A timeless legend succumbed to time. In the end, it’s all at the will of God.
انا للہ و انا الیہ راجعون— Zara Noor Abbas Siddiqui (@ZaraNoorAbbas) October 2, 2021
RIP Umar bhai ????????????♥️ you made us laugh in the darkest of times so we can forget our worries .. may your path to heaven be illuminated with the light of joy you brought us????????????♥️ it is indeed a great loss for all of us ????????⭐️♥️???????????? pic.twitter.com/kfDkCTBKmV— Shaan Shahid (@mshaanshahid) October 2, 2021
If you were in his company he would never let you get sad or down. The way he used to see the world was very different from most of us and that could be witnessed in his performances. You will be missed Sir #umarsharif— Shehzad Roy (@ShehzadRoy) October 2, 2021
so many laughters.. so so many smiling hearts.. we will always remember you sir.. #UmerShareef sahab May Allah grant you eternal peace.. ❤️❤️❤️
Deepest condolences to the family ✨????????— MAWRA HOCANE (Hussain) (@MawraHocane) October 2, 2021
RIP Umar Saheb— vasay chaudhry (@vasaych) 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
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
The U.S. Mission to Pakistan extends our deepest condolences to the family of veteran comedian #UmerSharif. May his memory live on through his comedy and the continued admiration of his fans.— U.S. Embassy Islamabad (@usembislamabad) October 2, 2021
Taking to Twitter, Sindh Education Minister Saeed Ghani said that the provincial government was making arrangements for Sharif’s burial at Hazrat Abdullah Shah Ghazi cemetery as per his wishes.
مرحوم عمر شریف کی خواہش کے مطابق انکی تدفین حضرت عبداللہ شاہ غازی قبرستان میں کرنے کے انتظامات سندھ حکومت کررہی ہے۔— Senator Saeed Ghani (@SaeedGhani1) October 2, 2021
Actor, comedian, director, producer, and TV personality, Umer Sharif was born on April 19, 1955, to an Urdu speaking family in Liaquatabad, Karachi.
The star was well-acclaimed as one of the biggest comedians in the sub-continent. He started his career in Karachi as a stage performer at the age of 14.
Some of his popular comedy stage plays include Bakra Qistoon Pe and Buddha Ghar Pe Ha.
The legendary actor received National awards for Best Director and Best Actor in 1992 for Mr. 420. He also received ten Nigar Awards.
Sharif is the only actor to receive four Nigar Awards in a single year. He is also a recipient of Tamgha-e-Imtiaz.