The body of Omar Sharif, Pakistan’s legendary actor and comedian and known as the ‘uncrowned king’ of comedy, reached Karachi from the European country of Germany via Istanbul.

Omar Sharif’s body was transported from Nuremberg to Munich yesterday, from where his body was taken to Istanbul, Turkey.

Umer Sharif dead body reached home
Omar Sharaf lost his life in Germany on October 2 – Photos: Facebook / Wasim Badami Twitter

According to aviation sources, Turkish Airlines flight TK-708 took off from Istanbul at 12:53 pm and landed at Rachi Airport today (October 6) at around 5:33 am.

Omar Sharif’s widow Zarin Ghazal and Consul General from Germany Amjad Ali have also reached Karachi from Germany with his body.

According to aviation sources, Omar Sharif’s body was handed over to his family from the airport cargo terminal.

His son Jawad Omar and other friends were also present when the body was received.

Provincial Information Minister Saeed Ghani was also present at the Karachi airport to receive Omar Sharif’s body.

After the completion of the procedure, the body of Omar Sharif was wrapped in the national flag and transferred to Edhi mortuary from the airport.

In addition, according to a tweet by Saeed Ghani, Omar Sharif’s prayers will be offered at 3 pm today in Omar Sharif Park Clifton Block 2 named after him, after which burial will be in Abdullah Shah Ghazi Cemetery.

On the other hand, host Waseem Badami had said in a tweet that Maulana Sharif’s funeral prayers will be offered by Maulana Bashir Farooqi on Wednesday at 3 pm in Omar Sharif Park (Clifton Block 2) named after him.

However, the actor’s widow Zarin Ghazal had earlier said that Omar Sharif’s funeral prayers would be offered by Mufti Taqi Usmani and he also promised to perform the said duty.

Last night, Pakistan’s ambassador to Germany, Dr. Muhammad Faisal, tweeted that Omar Sharif’s body would be flown home on a Turkish Airlines flight and that his widow, Zarrin Ghazal, would also be on the flight.

It may be recalled that Omar Sharif lost his life on the afternoon of October 2 while undergoing treatment at a hospital in Nuremberg, Germany.

He was being airlifted from Karachi to the United States on September 28 when his condition worsened in Germany, after which he was hospitalized there.

Omar Sharif’s body was kept in a hospital in Newburgh for two days and on October 4, the local administration issued a death certificate, after which his body was handed over to the staff and heirs of the Pakistani embassy.

Omar Sharif’s funeral prayers were also offered in Nuremberg on October 4, and it was already thought that his body would return home by the evening of October 6.

Umer Sharif's Funeral Prayer in Germany
A large number of Pakistanis attended the actor’s funeral prayers in Germany. Photo: Dr Muhammad Faisal Twitter

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