Karachi: The birth anniversary of comedy king Safeerullah Siddiqui‚ popularly known as Lehri is being observed today.
Lehri was born in India on this day in 1929, and is still considered as one of the most acclaimed comedians of South Asia.
He worked in 225 films and won outstanding appreciation and fame for his comic roles in several films.
The great comedian won the Nigar Award 11 times over his outstanding performance in various films between 1964 and 1986.
Lehri died on 13 September 2012 in Karachi at the age of 83.