Lahore: Veteran Pakistani comedian Amanullah Khan died of lung and kidney diseases at a hospital here on Friday. He was 70.
Khan was hospitalised for over a week with multiple complications, including lung and kidney ailments, his family said.
From a humble family in Gujranwala, Khan came to Lahore in the 1970s to earn a living. He sold sweets and candies in public buses.
Khan’s talent was first spotted in a road comedy show near the famous Sufi shrine Data Darbar in Lahore.
He shot to fame for his performance in a local Lahore theatre — “One-Man Comedy” in which he mimicked famous celebrities, earning him the title of “comedy king”.
In a career spanning over 45 years, Khan performed in more than 2,000 plays, other than films and television shows.
He is survived by his three wives and 14 children.