Veteran actor Kader Khan passed away at the age of 81 due to prolonged illness. Kader Khan was admitted to a hospital in Canada and passed away on December 31.
A day after rumors of Kader Khan’s death, his son Sarfaraz confirmed that Kader Khan Passed away at 6 pm as per Canadian time. He was in the hospital for around 16-17 weeks and slipped into the coma in the afternoon on December 31.
Veteran actor & screenwriter Kader Khan passes away at the age of 81 in a hospital in Toronto, Canada pic.twitter.com/RUP9cq7SNn
— ANI (@ANI) January 1, 2019
According to reports, “Kader Khan was suffering from Progressive Supranuclear Palsy, a disease that causes difficulty in walking, balance, and dementia. The doctors had transferred him to BiPAP ventilator after breathing issues.
The last rites of Kader Khan will be performed in Canada, as the entire family is there.
Kader Khan was born in Kabul in 1937, he was a professor of Civil Engineering before acting and making his debut in Bollywood. He had written dialogues for over 250 movies. Randhir Kapoor-Jaya Bachchan’s Jawani Diwani is one of the films for which he wrote dialogues.
He made his acting debut in 1973 with film Daag. Kader Khan was one of the Bollywood actors who had appeared in 300 movies in his career.
As a screenwriter, he is most celebrated for collaborations with Manmohan Desai for many successful films, Amar Akbar Anthony, Dharam Veer, Coolie, Sharaabi, Lawaaris, and Muqaddar Ka Sikandar.
After the demise of Kader Khan, many faces of Bollywood paid tribute to him.
T 3045 – Kadar Khan passes away .. sad depressing news .. my prayers and condolences .. a brilliant stage artist a most compassionate and accomplished talent on film .. a writer of eminence ; in most of my very successful films .. a delightful company .. and a mathematician !! pic.twitter.com/l7pdv0Wdu1
— Amitabh Bachchan (@SrBachchan) January 1, 2019
Rest in peace Kader khan saheb !! https://t.co/GHSqo0B6z9
— manoj bajpayee (@BajpayeeManoj) January 1, 2019
Sad to hear the demise of the Versatile Writer,Actor,Comedian Kader Khan.He made us laugh and cry at the same time.He entertained us with his punchful dialogues.God bless his https://t.co/HSrp7MqQMh Sir 🙏 pic.twitter.com/N8a6HVSlZc
— Madhur Bhandarkar (@imbhandarkar) January 1, 2019
#KaderKhan Saab was one of the finest actors of our country. It was a joy and a learning experience to be on the sets with him. His improvisational skills were phenomenal. His humour was eternal and original. He was a wonderful writer. We will miss him & his brilliance.🙏🙏 pic.twitter.com/m9z1yix9HB
— Anupam Kher (@AnupamPKher) January 1, 2019
His death is a loss to the Bollywood industry and he will always be remembered for his humour, acting, and writing. Rest in peace, Sir!