Omar Sharif’s body wrapped in national flag and brought from Edhi mortuary to his residence located in Gulshan-e-Iqbal. Strict security arrangements were made and police personnel and traffic police personnel were deployed. The ambulance carrying Omar Sharif’s body was showered with flower petals.
According to police, more than 200 personnel led by two DSPs were deployed for the security of the funeral, walk-through gates were installed at the main gate of the park and generators and echo sound were installed in the park.
A thorough search was also conducted by the Bomb Disposal Squad in Omar Sharif Park. After the funeral prayers, Omar Sharif’s body was taken to the premises of Abdullah Shah Ghazi Shrine where he was buried.
Political and social personalities including Governor Sindh Administrator Sindh Murtaza Wahab MQM restoration Committee’s Farooq Sattar Sindh Government Opposition Leader Khurram Sher Zaman Sindh Government Information Minister Saeed Ghani and other leaders including a large number of fans and people attended the funeral. Omar Sharif’s funeral prayer was offered by Bashir Farooqi of Saylani Trust while the depressed scenes made everyone sad.
Condolences were also offered from several Bollywood artist, Leading Indian comedian Kapil Sharma is one of the fans of Omar Sharif and tweeted that Alvda Legend May your soul rest in peace.
— Kapil Sharma (@KapilSharmaK9) October 2, 2021
While talking to Pakistan new channel leading Indian comedian Johnny Lever said, “When such people die? What about said such legendary people? He was great artists. praise to him.”
Singer and actor Ali Zafar tweeted, “Complete loss of words on passing away of the legendary Umar Sharif sahab. May Allah grant him the highest place in Jannah and give his family peace. Ameen.”
Complete loss of words on passing away of the legendary Umar Sharif sahab. May Allah grant him the highest place in Jannah and give his family peace. Ameen.
— Ali Zafar (@AliZafarsays) October 2, 2021
Faisal Qureshi took to Instagram and said, “Heartbroken to receive the devastating news of our very own king of comedy #UmerSharif. He was a true gem in our industry and nothing short of a legend amongst us. May Allah grant him the highest place in Jannah. Praying for his family during this difficult time.”
Asad Siddiqui said, “The legend!! The king of comedy!! He will always be remembered. He’s the reason where so many comedians are standing right now. No words!! #omarsharif #kingofcomedy #legend”
انا للّٰہ وانا الیہ راجعون
— Asad Siddiqui (@AsadSiddiqui_) October 2, 2021
Humayun Saeed tweeted “Deeply saddened to learn about Umer Sharif sb. He was without any doubt the ultimate comedy king. May Allah bless his soul. We will miss you Umer bhai”.
إِنَّا لِلَّٰهِ وَإِنَّا إِلَيْهِ رَاجِعُونَ
Deeply saddened to learn about Umer Sharif sb. He was without any doubt the ultimate comedy king. May Allah bless his soul. We will miss you Umer bhai! pic.twitter.com/2EUOv9FmNk
— Humayun Saeed (@iamhumayunsaeed) October 2, 2021