Veteran actor and writer Kader Khan died at the age of 81 at a hospital in Canada yesterday. Fan clubs are sharing the last videos of the actor on social media.
Kader Khan, who was known for his impeccable comic timing in films, died yesterday at the age of 81. He had been battling age-related ailments for quite some time. After reportedly suffering from Progressive Supranuclear Palsy, a degenerative disease that causes loss of balance, difficulty in walking and dementia, the actor had been in hospital. Last week, he had been shifted to a BiPAP ventilator, as he had been complaining of breathing problems.
Khan was admitted to a hospital in Canada and his son confirmed that his last rites will be conducted in the country.
“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.
“We are thankful to everyone for their blessings and prayers,” he added.
According to reports, the 81-year-old was suffering from breathing issues and had been put on BiPAP ventilator in a hospital in Canada.
Fan clubs have been sharing videos of the veteran actor on their social media pages. One video that is going viral on the internet is from a press conference of his film Ho Gaya Dimaag Ka Dahi, which starred Om Puri, in 2015.
In the clip, Razak Khan comes to say hello to him and Kader Khan engages in conversation with him.
Dimaag Ka Dahi was one of the last few films that Kader Khan did.
Since yesterday, fans and celebrities have been mourning the death of Kader Khan.
Amitabh Bachchan wrote, “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 !!..”
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
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
Sad to learn of the passing of veteran actor and dialogue writer Kader Khan. His versatility, from comic to negative roles, and the films he embellished as a writer are still remembered. Condolences to his family, friends and fans #PresidentKovind
— President of India (@rashtrapatibhvn) 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
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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
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
Varun Dhawan tweeted as well.
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
Kader Khan, who was born in Kabul, made his debut in acting with Daag, starting Rajesh Khanna in the lead role. After that film in 1973, Khan went on to work in over 300 films, spanning several decades.
We share our condolence and sympathy with the family, dear ones and all the fans of Kader Khan.
May his Soul Rest in Peace.
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