LAHORE (92 News) – Renowned comedian Amanullah was laid to rest in a local graveyard in Lahore on Friday.
He had been suffering from a kidney and lungs disorder for a long time.
A large number of people, including Punjab Governor Chaudhry Sarwar, Punjab Minister for Information Fayyazul Hassan Chohan, attended his funeral.
Social and political figures, including Prime Minister Imran Khan, termed the death of Amanullah a great loss for the art of comedy.
During his four-decade career, he performed in over 2,000 stage dramas. He with Abid Khan, Shoki Khan, Babu Baral and Albela gave a new touch to the stage drama. Renowned comedian, including Sohail Ahmed, Iftikhar Thakar, Naseem Viki, Amanat Chan, Sakhawat Naz, Akram Udas and Nasir Chinioti, considered him as teacher.
He was famous for imitating voice of different people.
In 2010, Amanullah joined private TV channel for its then new program Khabarnaak
. He portrayed a simple, blind village man named Hakeem Sahab. The rest of the characters were bent on disparaging Hakeem Sahab. Khan left this TV show in August 2013. He also played the role of Chacha Bashir in Mazaaq Raat
He had also toured India and many famous Indian comedians including Kapil Sharma and Chandan Prabhakar regard him as their teacher and inspiration. Amanullah Khan was also known as "The King of Comedy"
In 2018, he reunited with Aftab Iqbal in Khabarzar
One Two Ka One (2006)
Na Maloom Afraad (2014)
Amanullah Khan had appeared in many stage dramas. Some of them are listed below:
Begum Dish Antenna
Khirki ke peechay
Sohni chan wargi
Bara maza aye ga