Popular comedian dies a destitute
BADIN: A well known comedian of lower Sindh, Nathoo Kehri, died here on Wednesday after a prolonged illness. He was 70.
He is survived by four sons and two daughters.
Mr Kehri was called king of humour and a master of jokes. People of lower Sindh used to invite him to their wedding parties and saints’ fairs where he would entertain guests and invitees with his jokes.
Family sources said that Kehri was a patient of tuberculosis and had been bed-ridden for last eight months. He did not receive proper treatment because of abject poverty and neither culture department nor any elected representative extended him financial assistance, said the sources.
Late Kehri’s house is still inundated in stagnating rainwater of last year’s devastating rains.