Death of wit



October 14, 2021

Legendary comedian Umar Sharif passed away in Germany after battling serious health problems. He was 66. In his long and illustrious career Umar Sharif emerged as the refreshing and witty face of Pakistan and his style was widely emulated. He remained true to his indigenous orientation and never tried to attempt any comedy foreign to Pakistan. He developed a vast material that he kept on adding on to and making it more attractive.  His native domain was theatre in which he produced comedies that became universally popular particularly ‘Bakra Qistoun pe’ and ‘Buddha Ghar per hai’. Umar Sharif later shifted on to the Cineworld and produced some good films and also directed some of them. The most alluring of his repertoire was his standup performances that kept the audience enthralled and he could go on and on with very witty riposte with his audiences. He came on the TV screen rather late and hosted a popular programme that went on for quite a long duration. Pakistanis all over the world will badly miss him though they would remain proud of his legacy. RIP Umar Sharif.


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