Veteran actor and writer Kader Khan passed away on 31st December in Canada at the age of 81.
Afghan born Indian-Canadian Bollywood actor Kader Khan breathed his last on 31st December 2018. Earlier this week Kader Khan’s health was reported critical, following which speculation of his death rumours started making rounds on Internet, which were dismissed by his son Sarfaraz.
However, the rumours has turned true as Bollywood’s greatest comedian Kader Khan is no more. The news about veteran actor Kader Khan’s heavenly abode broke on New Year(01-Jan-2019). Kader Khan, 81, passed away at a hospital in Canada after suffering from Progressive Supranuclear Palsy. He passed away on December 31 at 6pm Canadian time after going into coma. He was in the hospital for 16-17 weeks.
“My dad has left us. He passed away on December 31 at 6 pm as per Canadian time due to prolonged illness. He slipped into coma in the afternoon. He was in the hospital for 16-17 weeks. The last rites will be performed here in Canada only. We have our entire family here and we live here so we are doing it,” Khan’s son Sarfaraz told PTI
Kader Khan’s last rites will be held in Canada on Tuesday. Actor turned writer, Kader Khan became prominent dialogue writer for many Bollywood blockbusters including Rajesh Khanna’s movies Mahachor, Chailla Babu, Dharam Kanta, Fiffty Fiffty, Naya Kadam, Masterji and Nasihat, all of which were hit films at box office.
Kader Khan Midas touch rose Amitabh Bachchan to the popularity as he wrote dialogues for some of Amitabh’s biggest hits and most popular dialogues/ roles like Muqaddar Ka Sikander, Amar Akbar Anthony, Sharabi, Lawaris, Satte Pe Satta, Naseeb.
Kader Khan was born in Kabul, Afghanistan in 1937. Khan worked in more than 300 films with debut in Rajesh Khanna’s Daag(1973).
Kader Khan left beyond a most distinct and unforgettable reflection of his work for the generations to remember. PM Modi to Amitabh Bachchan, Govinda to Rishi Kapoor offered their condolences as they remember his kind work and act. Fans on twitter too are mourning loss of Kader Khan.
Kader Khan Ji brightened the screen with his stupendous acting skills and lightened it thanks to his unique sense of humour.
He was also a prolific screenwriter, associated with many memorable films.
Saddened by his demise. Condolences to his family and admirers.
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) January 1, 2019
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
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RIP Kader Khan Saab. . He was not just my "ustaad" but a father figure to me, his midas touch and his aura made every actor he worked with a superstar. The entire film industry and my family deeply mourns this loss and we cannot express the sorrow in words. I pray to God that may his soul rest in peace. . . #ripkaderkhansaab
R I P. Kadar bhai Khan sahab! Bahut lamba rishta tha aapka hum sab Kapoors ke saath. Bahut kaam kiya bahut seekha aapse. Jannat Naseeb ho aapko. Ameen.
— Rishi Kapoor (@chintskap) 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
Kadar khan saab will always be remembered as one of the most multi talented legends of our industry. Sir you made my childhood days very entertaining. #RIPKadarkhan
— Ayushmann Khurrana (@ayushmannk) January 1, 2019
Saddened to learn about the demise of #KaderKhan Saab, had the good fortune of working with him in quite a few films…a fine actor and an even better comedian. My thoughts and prayers with his family ??
— Akshay Kumar (@akshaykumar) January 1, 2019
RIP #KaderKhan saab. One of my inspirations and a truly iconic actor, writer and stage artists. His contribution to my fathers cinema was limitless just like his talent. You will truly be missed by everyone.
— Varun Dhawan (@Varun_dvn) January 1, 2019
A legend, noted for spinning magic with his pen and acting skills!
You will forever be in our hearts, #KaderKhan Saab!
Love and heartfelt condolences to his family and loved ones.
— Boman Irani (@bomanirani) January 1, 2019
#kaderkhan you shall be missed . No one had the humour wit and presence on screen like you did, from Aatish ,gharwali baharwali,to Dulhe Raja ,wah tera kya kehna to Bade Miyan Chote… https://t.co/IvyLzyx4Y9
— Raveena Tandon (@TandonRaveena) January 1, 2019
An actor and a writer who defined a generation.. You’ve left a void in the industry that cannot be filled..RIP #KaderKhan.. My heartfelt prayers to his family ??
— Arjun Kapoor (@arjunk26) January 1, 2019
Kader Khan was truly an inspiration, versatile actor with great sense of humor, a mass entertainer and a great human being!!
May you Rest In Peace, In Heaven.