5 Famous Pakistani Comedians Who Died in A Row between 2011 -12
Here is list of 5 famous Pakistani Comedians who died in a row between 2011 -12.
Moin Akhtar, also spelled as Moeen Akhtar was a Pakistani television, film and stage actor, as well as a humorist, comedian, impersonator, and a host. He was also a play writer, singer, film director and a producer. He died on 22 April 2011 (aged 60)
Babu Baral was a Pakistani stage actor and comedian. Baral started his career as a comedian from Gujranwala in 1982. He was a mimicry expert and could easily sing in legendary singers' voices. He died on April 16, 2011, Lahore. Baral had been suffering from cancer, hepatitis and kidney disease, and was being treated at a private hospital in Lahore. He died at the age of 47, leaving behind four children, two daughter, and two son. Baral had done many stage dramas which often made him a sign of comedy. Shartiya Mithay is his one of the most popular stage dramas.
Murtaza Hassan (Mastana)
Stage Actor, Murtaza Hassan Mastana has died 11 April 2011 at Victoria Hospital due to Hepatitis C. He was a great comedy actor of stage in Pakistan and will always be remembered because of his great performances which made millions of peoples smile. His brother Javed AkhtarJaved Akhtar told the media that his funeral will be after Namaz e Maghrib today at graveyard of Noor Shah Bukhari, Bahawalpur. Now the viewers will miss him. We can not recognized from the following picture. That what happen to this person? No Government Aid is given to him. So that's what we do with our beloved artists like Murtaza Hassan (Mastana)
Sikandar Sanam' (21 September 1960 – 5 November 2012) was a Pakistani stage artist, singer, actor and stand up comedian. In Pakistan, he was known as the artist who redefined the art of on-stage mimicry. Sikandar's father, the late Syed Abdul Sattar Shoqeen Jetpuri (a Gujarati poet), was a well-known poet from Jetpur, India. Sanam credited his father as, versatile, talented and proficient who patronized him with his talent.
In September 2012, Sanam was diagnosed with liver cancer. The actor was admitted to Aga Khan University Hospital, Karachi, although was later discharged. He was taken to Mirpurkhas to visit a faith healer on 4 November 2012 and brought back to the city next morning. At around 3pm, his condition deteriorated and he was rushed to the Civil Hospital, where he was officially pronounced dead. The comedian lost his battle to cancer on 5th Nov 2012. He is left behind his wife, four sons and two daughters.
Sanam’s funeral was offered at the Siddiqui Masjid in Bohra Pir. Several stage artists including Umer Sharif, Rauf Lala, Muhammad Ifraheem, Saleem Afridi, Shakeel Siddiqui and Aftab Alam attended the prayer. He was buried at the Korangi graveyard.
Safirullah Siddiqui aka Lehri
Safirullah was born on 2 January 1929 in Kanpur, British India. After independence, he migrated to Pakistan and settled in Karachi. With a struggling youth, he performed on radio and stage before setting foot in the film industry.
His film career started in the 1950s and lasted until the 1980s. He won the Nigar Award11 times for various films between 1964 and 1986. His first film, Anokhi, was released in 1956, and his last production was "Dhanak" in 1986. The vast majority of his films have been in Urdu, though he did perform in a few Punjabi productions.
After his retirement, his health started deteriorating, The then Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto set up a monthly stipend of Rs. 2,500, which he continues to receive, though there has been no increase in the amount.
Lehri died on 13 September 2012 in Karachi, aged 83. He had been under treatment in a private hospital at the time of his death
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