Renowned comedy actor Habeeb Khan dies

In 2008, lying on a hospital bed, his body wracked with coughing, renowned comedian Habeeb Khan sat up and declared that he was sent by God to make people happy. “I just like to see people happy,” he said, a goal the comedy actor worked at over a long career.

Yesterday, Khan lost the battle to asthmatic bronchitis, passing away in his sleep at his Friendship, East Bank Demerara home. He was 78.

In the 2008 interview with Stabroek News, Khan had said that it was the biggest joke of his life that he started smoking at 12 years and was then suffering from respiratory problems. Then he joked, he was not ready for the Sandy’s Funeral Home. But he was also saddened that he had not been invited to participate in CARIFESTA X when …..To continue reading, login or subscribe now.

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