43rd death anniversary of legendary comedian and film actor Munawar Zarif is being observed today (April 29). Zareef was a versatile actor and comedian best known for his work in the Pakistani cinema of the 1970s. Munawar Zarif was one of the most famous comedians of south Asia. His fans named him ‘Shehenshah-i-Zarafat’ or the ‘King of Humor’.
He was born on 25 December 1940 in Gujranwala, Punjab, Pakistan. He started his film career from a Punjabi film Dandian in 1961 and got a breakthrough in the film Hath Jori in 1964. He appeared in more than 300 films in just 16 years from 1961–76.
On 29 April 1976, he died at Shalimar Hospital, Lahore due to Cirrhosis of the liver. Munawar Zarif was laid to rest at Bibi Pak Daman Cemetery, Lahore.
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