Death of Amanullah (a legendary comedian)
Popular comedian Amanullah has passed away. The actor died on Friday March 6, 2020 at the age of 70 in Bahria Town Hospital Lahore.
Cause of Death
Amanullah was suffering from a number of illnesses, including kidney and liver failure which has been reported as the cause of death.
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.
After a long battle with his failing health, his death was announced by doctors on Friday morning, and confirmed by his son.
A renowned name in the entertainment industry, Amanullah worked for decades to bring his personal brand of wholesome comedy to television. He was a part of a number of successful shows, both on television and on stage, including the wildly popular Mazaaq Raat and Khabarnaak. Some of his most popular stage performances include Begum Dish Antenna, Disco Deewane and Shartiya Mithe.
He was awarded pride of performance
His contributions to the industry were rewarded with a Pride of Performance Award by the Government of Pakistan.
He is also credited with holding the record of performing in 860 theatre plays through his long drawn out career.
Achievements outside Pakistan
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.