Islamabad: The 37th death anniversary of versatile actor and comedian Munawar Zarif will be observed today Monday on April 29. Munawar Zarif was a famous Pakistani comedian and film actor. He was a versatile actor and comedian best known for his work in the Pakistani cinema of the 70s.
He is widely regarded as one of the finest comedians subcontinent ever produced and appeared in more than 300 films. He was 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 marvelous film career as a top comedian‚ he became film hero first as side hero in film `Pardey mein rehney doe’ 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 196176. He was also famous for his out of script dialogue delivery. Munawar Zarif died on 29 April 1976.