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Veteran comedian Amanullah Khan passes away

Popular comedian Amanullah has passed away. The actor left for his heavenly abode this Friday, at the age of 70 in Bahria Town Hospital Lahore.

Amanullah was reportedly suffering from a number of illnesses, including kidney and liver failure which has been reported as the cause of death. He had also suffered a cardiac arrest last year, and was admitted to the Intensive Care Unit in January owing to severe pneumonia.

The television legend was admitted to the Bahria Town Hospital last month and later shifted back to his home under supervision after his condition improved, however his health later deteriorated. According to sources, he was on ventilator for the past five days, but his condition failed to get better.

His contributions to the industry were rewarded with a Pride of Performance Award by the Government of Pakistan, and he is also credited with holding the record of performing in 860 theatre plays through his long drawn out career. He has also performed outside Pakistan, notably at the Great Indian Laughter Challenge, and has been tutor to a number of art students who credit their acting chops to him.

A number of celebrities extended their condolences to his family, with tributes and posts dedicated to him pouring in on social media.

Actor and director Sarmad Khoosat took to Twitter to express his sadness upon hearing the news. “He wasn’t just an artist par excellence; he was an intellectual in the truest sense. A man with a witty and a beautiful mind. We will miss you,” he wrote.

Humayun Saeed also chimed in saying, “Amanullah sahib was a legend and the undisputed king of comedy. May his soul rest in peace.”

Kapil Sharma also took to Twitter and praised Amanullah Khan and called him a great artist. He also stated that he was a legend who gave opportunities to many artists and made them fulfill their dreams.

 

Kapil wrote, “He was not only a great artist.. he was a legend.a man with a big heart who gave opportunity to many artists to fulfill their dreams.nobody can fill ur place ever khan sahib.we will miss u.may ur soul Rest In Peace.”

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