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Veteran actor and comedian Ismail Tara passes away at 73

Veteran actor and comedian Ismail Tara passed away at 73:

Veteran actor and comedian Ismail Tara passes away at 73

KARACHI: Ismail Tara, a 73-year-old actor, and comedian, passed away on Thursday.

He was well-known for his acting skills in the 1980s PTV classic Fifty Fifty.

According to his family, he had been receiving treatment for kidney disease at a private hospital in Karachi for the previous three days. Tara’s kidneys were failing, both of them. He was placed on a ventilator on Thursday morning, they added.

Since 1963, he had been involved in the acting industry in a variety of capacities on stage, in movies, and on television.

When the original scriptwriter Anwar Maqsood fell out with the show’s director and actors in 1981, Ismail Tara and fellow TV comedian Majid Jehangir ended up writing some of the show’s scripts.

Five times, in the films Haathi Mere Saathi (1993), Aakhri Mujra (1994), Munda Bigra Jaye (1995), Chief Sahib (1996), and Deewarein, he received the Nigar Award for best comedian (1998).

According to Ahmed Shah, the president of the Pakistani Arts Council, he and Tara go back a very long time. He added that Tara was exceptional in the world of comedians and claimed that he had “won the hearts of the people of Pakistan with his acting.”

According to his son Sheraz, his funeral prayers will be held at Pahari Masjid close to Shaheed-e-Millat Road following the Friday prayers.

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