Kader Khan, Bollywood actor and writer, has died at the age of 81. The actor who worked in over 300 films as an actor was admitted to a hospital in Canada on Friday after his health deteriorated.
Veteran actor Kader Khan died in a hospital in Canada on Monday, news agency PTI reported. He was 81. Kader Khan’s son Sarfaraz told news agency PTI that the actor died due to prolonged illness. “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,” Sarfaraz told PTI. Kader Khan’s son also confirmed that the last rites will be performed in Canada
Kader Khan’s career trajectory can be charted in his association with three actors – Amitabh Bachchan, Jeetendra and Govinda.
Amitabh Bachchan, several films, including Shahenshah, tweeted his condolences for the veteran actor. Kader Khan died today at a hospital in Canada. 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.
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
See how Kader Khan, with his paradigm-shifting dialogue for Amitabh Bachchan in Amar Akbar Anthony (1977) brought the colloquial into the mainstream.
Another film associated Himmatwala.
Another film associated with Govinda rise can be attributed to Khan’s screen writing. Hero No 1, Coolie No 1, Anari No 1 and Aunty No 1 all did well at the box-office.
Kader Khan is known for his perfect comic timing. The celebrities and fans took to social media to express their grief.