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Munawar Zarif remembered

April 30, 2018

Islamabad: Death anniversary of famous Pakistani comedian and film actor Munawar Zarif was observed on Sunday. Munawar Zarif was a versatile actor and comedian best known for his work in the Pakistani cinema of the seventies.

Zarif was regarded as one of the finest comedians of the subcontinent. Born on 2 February 1940 in Gujranwala, he started his film career from a Punjabi film ‘Dandian’ in 1961 and got breakthrough from film ‘Hath Jori’ in 1964. After a marvellous film career as atop comedian, he became film hero -- first as side-hero in film ‘Pardey mein rehney do’ and then in the title roles and hero in the same year ‘Banarsi Thugg’ (1973) and ‘Jeera Blade’ (1973). He appeared in more than 300 films in just 16 years from 1961-76. He was also famous for his out of script dialogue delivery. Munawar Zarif died on April 29, 1976 in Lahore.