Veteran actor, screenwriter, comedian and director, Kader Khan, dies at the age of 81 due to prolonged illness. Khan was admitted in a hospital in Canada, and all rites will be done in Canada itself, Khan’s son, Sarfaraz, confirmed to PTI news. His demise was also confirmed by him. Kader developed some breathing issues and thus, doctors transferred him to BiPAP ventilator. He was suffering from a degenerative disease ‘Supranuclear Palsy’.
“My das 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. We are thankful to everyone for their blessings and prayers” Sarafarz told PTI. Soon, the news spread and many renowned personalities started to tweet to wish Kader Khan a smooth journey to heaven.
Among them was the renowned Television Actress and Union Minister of Textiles, Smriti Zubin Irani. “If you were a late 80s-90s kid who watched Hindi films, chances are you encountered the magic of Kader Khan. Never had the privilege of meeting him but if I ever had I would say ‘ thank you for the laughter, thank you for your craft’ #RIPKaderKhan”, tweeted Irani. The news of Khan’s demise flooded social media with condolence to Kader’s family and loved ones. Anupam Kher, Varun Dhawan and many other B-town celebs and Kader’s fan mourn on his death.
We thought of bringing some rarely known facts about this proficient actor-cum-a humble human being, Kader Khan. Let’s recall him by knowing these unknown facts
- Kader Khan was born in Kabul, Afghanistan on October 22, 1937.
- He graduated from Ismail Yusuf College affiliated with Bombay University and specialised in civil engineering.
- Before entering into Bollywood, he worked as a professor of civil engineering.
- Dilip Kumar signed Kader for his movie when he saw him acting in a college play.
- Kader Khan made his first debut in the film ‘Daag’ in 1973 starring opposite Rajesh Khanna.
- He acted in over 300 films in Hindi and Urdu. He also made fame in writing dialogues for around 200 films.
- From 1984, he got lengthy roles in films as a supporting actor in many films like Masterji, Dharam Adhikari, Nasiyat, etc. Around 1984 itself, he got work as a lead role in many films like Biwi Ho To Aisi, Jaisi Karni Waisi Bharni, Ghar Ho To Aisi, etc.
- He also worked as a television actor. He worked in comedy television series like ‘Hasna Mat’ on Star Plus and also in serial ‘Haye Padosi.. Kon hai Doshi?’.
- He won a ‘best dialogue’ award for the film ‘Meri Awaz Suno’ and ‘Angar’, and won ‘best comedian’ award for the film ‘Baap Numbari Beta Dus Nambri’.
Though this Veteran actor has left us today, he will continue to be in our heart forever through his immortal acting in some of the best movies. Our Bollywood town lost a great actor and comedian Kader Khan who not only made a good name but reserved a place in the hearts of his fans. All we can say is ‘May his soul rest in peace’ RIP KADER KHAN.