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.
After his hospitalization last month, rumours of his death had started doing the rounds but were subsequently rubbished by his family members. After a long battle with his failing health, his death was announced by doctors on Friday morning, and confirmed by his son, Adnan Tipu. Details of his funeral have been kept private.
A renowned name in the entertainment industry, Amanullah worked tirelessly 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.