Pakistan’s renowned comedy King Umar Sharif passed away on Saturday. Umar Sharif was severely sick and had appealed to the government for assistance to help him travel abroad for treatment.
After hard efforts, he was able to land in Germany for treatment. His health was fast deteriorating and Germany allowed his air ambulance to be landed on humanitarian grounds. He was intended to travel to the USA initially but had to make an emergency landing in Germany as his health worsened. His wife, Ghazal Umar, said that he developed fever due to weariness.
Germany granted a 15-day visa on an emergency basis to Umar Sharif and his wife Ghazal Umar. She had thanked the authorities for granting them visas without delay.
The government of Pakistan had facilitated the foreign travel of popular comedian Umar Sharif for treatment to the USA. A video clip of Umar Sharif has gone viral two weeks ago appealing to the government of Pakistan and Prime Minister Imran Khan to facilitate his travel to the USA for treatment.
Renowned journalist Waseem Badami had visited him and played his video message in his talk show. He had also appealed to PM Imran Khan to take notice of his health. According to Shahbaz Gill, Special Assistant to PM, Imran Khan has taken notice of Umar Sharif’s request.
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Umar Sharif in the video had said that “Doctors have told me I should go abroad for better treatment”. “I was lucky enough to help build Imran Khan’s Shaukat Khanum Cancer Hospital,” he added.
“Doctors have told me I can get better treatment in the United States,” Umar said.
Renowned comedy king Umar Sharif is no more. Rest in Peace.
— Murtaza Ali Shah (@MurtazaViews) October 2, 2021
While addressing Prime Minister Imran Khan directly, Umar Sharif said, “Whenever you have called me for anything, I have always been there for you, which is why I believe that you will also be there for me.”
In the video, he did not mention his illness. Waseem Badami had said that according to doctors he needs urgent treatment in 15 to 20 days and his treatment is possible in three countries only, United States, Germany, and Saudi Arabia.
انا للہ وانا الیہ راجعون..
عمر بھای ہم میں نہیں رہے 🙁 https://t.co/6vr9xl9shU
— Waseem Badami (@WaseemBadami) October 2, 2021
The Comedy King is no more💔. Omar Bhai passed away in Germany.He suffered fatal Pneumonia attack when was being carried in an Air Ambulance to USA but his health was so poor that the ambulance had to stay in Germany for his dialysis & treatment
My deepest condolences#UmarSharif pic.twitter.com/4ZKXzifmex
— Shama Junejo (@ShamaJunejo) October 2, 2021
“Doctors said that the delay could not be more than 2 to 3 weeks and Umar Sharif should get treatment as soon as possible,” the host added.
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Umar Sharif passed away and left behind his grieving fans and followers across the world. Pakistan will remember him as the crownless king of laughter who made his name in the industry through his wit and satire.