MOGADISHU (SD) – Abdi Muridi Dheere aka Ajakis, a famous Somali comedian whose rib breaking jokes bought laughter to many Somalis has passed on in Somali capital, Mogadishu, Somali governmenta and sources confirmed Monday.
In a statement, Somali president Mohamed Abdullahi Farmaajo has extended condolences to family and relatives on the death of Ajakis.
“President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed Farmaajo has extended condolences to family, relatives and Somali people on the death of Abdi Muridi Dheere,” the statement reads in part.
Sources said Ajakis died at a hospital in Mogadishu where he had been undergoing treatment for a while.
Untill his death, Ajakis was working for Universal TV, Somali television based in London.
Ajakis rose to fame in the 90s as he was among the pioneers of Al-Faghi company which specialised in dubbing Hindi movies into Somali language.
The movies have been favourite for Somalis for many years.