Veteran Bollywood actor and writer Kader Khan passed away on December 31, 2018, at the age of 81 in Canada. His son Sarfaraz confirmed the news and shared that the last rites will take place in the country.
In a statement, he said, “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.”
He further told PTI, “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. We are thankful to everyone for their blessings and prayers.”
His son, Sarfaraz, earlier dismissed the news of his demise but a day after, it was confirmed by him.
Kader Khan was transferred to a regular ventilator to BiPAP ventilator as he had developed breathing issues. As per the reports, he was suffering from Progressive Supranuclear Palsy, a degenerative disease. that causes loss of balance, causes difficulty in walking and dementia.
Kader Khan was born in Kabul and he made his acting debut with Rajesh Khanna in Daag in 1973. He was known for his roles alongside Govinda in David Dhawan entertainers like Aunty No 1, Hero No 1 and so on. He had written dialogues for over 250 films and has been featured in over 300 films. The actor and screenwriter was at the peak of his career in the 1980s-90s.
The news of Kader Khan’s demise has left Bollywood in shock. Here’s how B-town stars are offering their condolences to the family.
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
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
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
I’m extremely saddened to learn of the passing away of #KaderKhan sahib.
I’m indebted to him for the cinematic memories of his iconic dialogues that are imbibed in my heart.
He was a very loving man.
إِنَّا لِلّهِ وَإِنَّـا إِلَيْهِ رَاجِعون
May Allah SWT bless his soul..🤲 pic.twitter.com/MQlvCgPeVt
— Adnan Sami (@AdnanSamiLive) January 1, 2019
Deeply saddened on the demise of #KaderKhan Saab. Multi-talented & phenomenal, he was an institution in himself. In almost every film that I had the benefit of associating with him – I ended up learning something. My condolences to his family. pic.twitter.com/EAk1AZs84l
— Raj Babbar (@RajBabbarMP) January 1, 2019
Iconic actor, brilliant writer and wonderful comic timing… And I remember him so much as part of David Sir’s movies…Rest in peace #KaderKhan saab… Thank you for you incredible contribution to Hindi cinema🙏🏼 https://t.co/lxzXl18X9l
— Sophie Choudry (@Sophie_Choudry) 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
#KaderKhan Sahab one of best writers actor n human being.. our heartfelt condolences.. RIP Kadar Sahab🙏🙏
— Abbas Mustan (@theabbasmustan) January 1, 2019
What a sad note the New Year has started with our friend, colleague, actor #KaderKhan‘s demise. He was a multi talented personality, par excellence actor of the masses, a theater actor, dialogue & screenwriter, comedian….donning several caps superbly. I was fortunate to have
— Shatrughan Sinha (@ShatruganSinha) 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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