Anupam Kher, Jaaved Jaaferi remember 'humanitarian' Umer Sharif

Indian actors among several others are reminiscing time spent with comedian, following his tragic demise.

Entertainment Desk October 03, 2021

The demise of legendary performer Umer Sharif shook the entertainment industry to its core. The undisputed King of Comedy was showered with tributes from celebrities and fans who felt deeply saddened by the irreplaceable loss.

Now, Indian celebrities like Anupam Kher, Jaaved Jaaferi, along with Pakistani actors Hareem Farooq and Mehwish Hayat, as well as American comedian Jeremy Mclellan have also taken to social media to join those mourning while paying tribute to the legendary icon.

Kher shared a video on his Instagram upon learning about Sharif’s passing. In the clip he said, “My heart is filled with grief and sadness after hearing the news of Umer Sharif’s demise. There are very few personalities on Earth who just spread laughter and happiness, Umer Sharif sahab was one of them, my condolences to his fans around the world and his family members. But as sad as we feel about his demise, it is necessary to celebrate the life he has lived because a person who makes the world laugh should and can never be forgotten.”

In the caption he bid farewell to the late performer. “Goodbye Janab Umer Sharif sahab…Deeply saddened to know about the demise of the legendary comedian, actor and humanitarian #UmerShareef Saab. He was a legend in the true sense! Met him in London many years back. His effortless humour was infectious. Learnt a lot from him. May almighty give his family and fans the courage to deal with the loss.”


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Jaaferi also mourned Sharif’s demise on his Twitter. “My heart is so heavy with the news that the highly respected and legendary comedian #UmerSharif bhai passed away today,” he wrote. “He not only had a unique ‘andaz e bayaan’ but was also a socially and morally conscious human being. May Allaah (SWT) have mercy on and bless his soul,” added the Dhamaal actor. 

Indian journalist and critic Kamaal R Khan also took to the micro-blogging site and posted a picture of Sharif with a caption that read “RIP #UmerSharif Sahab! Sir you will be missed till the last day of this world. American comedian Mclellan paid his respects to Sharif with picture and a simple yet effective caption “RIP to the King of Comedy #UmerSharif”

Local celebrities like Hayat tweeted “Today, the nation mourns the passing of another great legend, the King of Comedy. He shall be missed by a multitude of fans across the world. Umer Sharif Sahab, thank you for all the laughter and joy you brought into our lives. Nobody can ever replace you. RIP. #UmerSharif”

While Farooq chimed in with a heartwarming note. She tweeted “Still can’t believe the loss we’ve suffered today. A legend, an institute, no more with us. RIP legend. #umersharif Thank you for being our pride.”

Actor and singer Fakhr-e-Alam shared an old clip of himself with Sharif that saw the former being interviewed by the latter as part of the Umer Sharif Show, which was one of many ventures undertaken by the King of Comedy. He went on to caption the video, “I have shared many memories with #umarsharif bhai what a legend he was and always very generous with words to me. He will be dearly missed. #UmerShareef #RIPUmarSharif”

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