NUREMBERG (Germany): The dead body of legendary Pakistani comedian Umer Sharif, who passed away after a cardiac arrest in Germany, will reach Pakistan tomorrow (Wednesday).
Reports quoting sources said the body will be flown back on board a Turkish airline’s flight that will depart from the Germany today and reach Karachi at 5:45 am.
Zareen Ghazal, who accompanied her late husband, will also reach the provincial capital via the flight. The Civil Aviation Authority has made all arrangements at the cargo terminal of Jinnah International Airport (JIAP). The body will be kept in a mortuary before burial, per reports.
Islamic scholar Maulana Bashir Farooqi will lead the funeral prayers of the renowned comedian, Sharif’s son Jawad Umar said while adding that the funeral prayers would be offered at 3 pm. Earlier, Sharif’s widow, in a video clip, requested Mufti Taqi Usmani to lead the funeral prayers.
On Sunday, PTI provincial lawmaker Khurram Sher Zaman announced that he had conveyed a message of PM Imran Khan to the Sharif’s family that the legendary comedian would be buried with state honours.
Sharif was earlier hospitalized with pneumonia in Germany where he landed for a brief stopover to be later taken to the United States via an air ambulance for medical treatment and breathed his last on October 2.
The body of Umer Sharif, who passed away two days ago while undergoing treatment in Germany, was handed over to Pakistani diplomatic staff and heirs there.
Umer Sharif’s body was kept in a hospital in Nuremberg, Germany for two days and today the local administration there issued his death certificate, after which his body was handed over to his heirs, the Dawn has reported.
Zahid Hussain, Pakistan’s consul general in Frankfurt, Germany, confirmed to Geo News that the hospital had handed over Umer Sharif’s body to his heirs and diplomatic staff after the Newburgh city administration issued a death certificate.
Funeral prayers will be offered in Newenburg after Umer Khaki’s body is handed over to diplomatic staff, after which his body will be flown to Frankfurt, although there are reports that he may Umer Sharif’s body will be flown from Munich, Germany to Karachi.
According to sources, Umer Sharif’s widow Zarin Ghazal will undergo a corona test today due to her stay in a German hospital, after which she will be allowed to leave.
If all goes well, Umer Sharif’s body will be flown to Pakistan by tomorrow evening and his body will reach Karachi on the morning of October 6 after a journey of 8 to 10 hours. He will be buried at Abdullah Shah Ghazi’s mausoleum.
In this regard, the Sindh government has already issued instructions to the Abdullah Shah Ghazi shrine administration and it is likely that the place of burial of Umer Sharif will be determined by this evening.
The uncrowned king of comedy, Umer Sharif, died on the afternoon of October 2 at the age of 66 in a hospital in Nuremberg, Germany. He was being airlifted from Karachi to the United States on September 28 when his condition worsened in Germany, after which he was hospitalized there.
Umer Sharif was treated in a German hospital for two days, where he contracted pneumonia while already suffering from heart disease, kidney disease, diabetes and diabetes.
Legendary Pakistani comedian and actor, dubbed the ‘Uncrowned King of Comedy’, Umer Sharif died at the age of 66 on the afternoon of October 2, 2021 while undergoing treatment in Germany.
Umer Sharif was born on April 19, 1955 in the Liaquatabad area of Karachi.
His real name was Muhammad Umer and professionally he was known as Umer Sharif and he became famous by that name. As well as being a Pakistani actor and comedian, he was also a director, producer and TV personality.
He is considered one of the most famous comedians in South Asia and has been dubbed the uncrowned king of comedy in Pakistan. Umer Sharif started his career at the age of 14 with a stage play and his unique style of satire and humor took him to the heights of fame.