Renowned Pakistani actor and comedian Ismail Tara breathed his last in Karachi on Thursday.
The legendary TV star, who rose to prominence with his iconic role in Pakistani drama Fifty Fifiy, was under treatment at private hospital in Karachi, the actor’s family has confirmed.
The 73-year-old actor had been suffering from renal issues, with family stating that both his kidneys had stopped working and he was on a ventilator at a private hospital in Karachi before breathing his last on Thursday evening.
Tara belonged to the earliest crop of stage and television comedians in Pakistan. He started his television career in 1964, writing scripts and performing in some of the plays.
He ended up on the crew for the popular television comedy series Fifty-Fifty. He acted and wrote for the show.