Stand-up Comedian and artist Amanullah Khan passed away in Lahore, his family said on Friday. He was suffering from lung and kidney disease from quite a while now.
After prolonged illness and being treated at the private hospital, the veteran comedian passed away on Friday. He was battling multiple medical conditions such as lungs, kidneys and breathing problems. His family had informed that he was on a ventilator.
Following the news of the comedian’s demise, PM Imran Khan also offered his condolence to the bereaved family. The prime minister expressed profound grief over the passing of the veteran artist. The PM said that Amanullah was a valuable asset to the stage, theatre and drama industry.
وزیر اعظم عمران خان کا معروف کامیڈیئن امان اللہ کے انتقال پر گہرے دکھ کا اظہار
مرحوم کے درجات کی بلندی اور لواحقین کے صبر کی دعا
مرحوم امان اللہ اسٹیج ، مزاحیہ اداکاری اور ڈرامہ انڈسٹری کا قیمتی اثاثہ تھے: وزیر اعظم @ImranKhanPTI
— PTI (@PTIofficial) March 6, 2020
Sohail Ahmad one of his fellow comedians also confirmed his death and expressed deep grief over the death of prominent stage actor and comedian. Fans immediately took to Twitter to share their grief of losing one of the important assets of Pakistan entertainment industry.
He had appeared in several late-night shows including Khabarnaak on Geo News. Before his death, he was working with a private channel’s programme Khabarzar.
Furthermore, Amanullah was also given pride of performance award for his exceptional work. He had the capability to adopt various characters for his acting and present them in front of people.
Umer Sharif’s daughter passed away
Last month, daughter of comedy king Umer Sharif passed away. Hira Umer was suffering from kidney problems. She was admitted to a private hospital in Lahore, for her treatment. Moreover, according to a close family friend Farooq Rubi, Hira died due to a heart attack.
Hira was in her late 20s, and with that, like all of Sharif’s children, she had also remained out of the limelight. It is also known that Hira was the administrator of ‘Maa’ hospital owned by Umer Sharif, located in Karachi.
However, after her death, there were reports about the actual cause of Hira Umer’s death. Reportedly, she died of serious complications after ‘illegal kidney transplant’.
A joint team of the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) and the Human Organ Transplant Authority (HOTA) raided the house of transplant surgeon Dr Fawad Mumtaz in Bahria Town, Lahore, when it transpired that known comedian daughter died from serious complications after he carried out her allegedly ‘illegal kidney transplant’ at an undisclosed location in Azad Jammu & Kashmir.
Moreover, Dr Fawad charged Rs3.4 million for the organ transplant and took her to an undisclosed place in AJK where she developed serious complications a week after the operation. The team however, returned when it learnt that Dr Fawad had already left his home to avoid arrest.