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September 4, 2000
Hindi film comedian Mukri dies at 78
Mohammed Umer Mukri, yesteryear's popular Hindi film comedian, died early on Monday at the Lilavati Hospital in Bandra, northwest Bombay, following cardiac arrest.
Mukri was 78 years old and is survived by his wife Mumtaz, two daughters Naseem and Amina, and three sons Nasir, Farookh and Bilal.
Mukri was active in Indian cinema for more than 50 years and acted in more than 600 films.
According to hospital sources, Mukri's condition became very critical on Sunday in the intensive care unit where he had been admitted on August 8. His kidneys also failed.
The end came at 0110 IST on Monday. Thespian Dilip Kumar, his wife Saira Bano and family members of Mukri were present by his deathbed.
Mukri's eldest daughter Naseem said the funeral would take place at the Yari Road crematorium in Andheri (West) at 1700 IST on Monday evening.
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