Veteran comedian Umer Sharif’s body will be flown to Karachi in the early hours of Wednesday from Germany. According to Express-News, the late artist’s remains will be brought to Pakistan via Istanbul and the funeral prayers will be held in Clifton at 3 pm tomorrow.
Previously, the funeral prayers of legendary comedians were offered in Germany on Monday. According to details, Sharif’s funeral prayer was offered at the Turkish Mosque in Nuremberg. Earlier in the day, his body was handed over to his family. Sources said that the body of the veteran comedian will be transferred from Munich to Karachi through Turkish Airways. Sharif’s wife Zarrin Ghazal will travel to Karachi along with the body.
The comedy king passed away on Saturday at the age of 66 years after a prolonged illness. The artist was set to resume his journey to the United States for medical treatment three days after his stay in Germany. He was admitted to a hospital in Germany’s Nuremberg on September 29 as his health condition deteriorated during the flight to the US.