KARACHI: At 9:42am Thursday morning the great comedian Safeerullah Siddiqui ‘Lehri’ breathed his last at Liaquat National Hospital’s intensive care unit (ICU) ward.
About a while back his condition had deteriorated and subsequently the family, while in discussion with the doctors, had decided to remove the ventilator.
He had been suffering from breathing problems for some time now and had been in the hospital since one month.
Earlier, the doctor on duty had said that they could keep a patient on the ventilator for a maximum of 14 days.
Lehri was 83 years old.
The bubbly comedian was the very embodiment of vivacity back in the 70s.
Lehri's film career, however, started in 1956 with his first film Anokhi. His last film was Dhanak in 1986.
He was also the winner of the Nigar Award for multiple films.
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RIP. great Actor. national loss.
Inna lillahi wa inna ilaihi rajioon ! please recite Surah Fateha for Lehri.
RIP Lehri Sahab.
Inna Lillahe Wa Inna Illaihe Rajioon
"Inna lillahi wa inna ilayhi raji-oon" another Legend meets his creator, .. RIP Lehri Saab
The late film star Lehri deserved a Pride of Performance Award from the President of Pakistan which he would not get during his life time.
I would request the government to consider the name of Safeerullah Siddiqui ‘Lehri’ for Pride of Performance Award and the same should be handover to one of his legal heirs in March 2013 in the ceremony in which other people will come to receive their Pride of Performance Awards.
Lehri was a great entertainer of 'mankind'. Serving human beings, especially Pakistanis who are always loaded with bad news, for a smile and laugh was a noble achievement. I wish Allah grant great Lehri soul to rest in peace. He will always be remembered.
RIP, Lehri sb. You put smiles on millions of faces, my generation will always remember you.
Rest in Peace Lehri. It has been a privilege to watch you act.
May Allah Talah rest his soul in peace Amen.
He was a superb actor! RIP.
Rest in Peace Lehri! You would be missed.
May Allah rest his soul in Peace and award him best possible place in Jannat Aameen.
I remember drama 'aangan tehra' aewsome acting by these legendary actors.May Allah rest his soul in peace