Sad News: Veteran actor and comedian Kader Khan passes away at the age of 81
Life sometimes is not fair and Bollywood suffered a great loss as a legendary actor, scriptwriter, and comedian Kader Khan has passed away at the age of 81 his son Sarfaraz confirmed the news to PTI. Kader Khan was facing serious health issues for quite some time.
Veteran actor Kader Khan was in Canada with his son Sarfaraz and daughter-in-law. He hasn’t been keeping well since long. As per recent reports, his health deteriorated and the actor who has been suffering from breathing issues was put on a BiPAP ventilator.
Sarfaraz said, “My dad has left us. He passed away on December 31 at 6 pm as per Canadian time. He slipped into the coma in the afternoon. His last rites will be performed in Canada only as our entire family is here.”
The news of Kader Khan’s death is sure to send shockwaves through the industry. The industry soon expressed shocked at the news and offer their condolences to the family members, as the actor has worked with many prominent Bollywood personalities in his professional life.
Kader Khan, who marked his Bollywood debut with 1973 hit film ‘Daag’, is one of the most talented actors we have in this film industry. He has also worked as a screenwriter in films like ‘Ganga Jamuna Saraswati’, ‘Sharaabi’, ‘Coolie’ and many more. He also wrote dialogues for films like ‘Mr. Natwarlal’, ‘Khoon Pasina’ and ‘Agneepath’ among several others.
The 81-year-old had superb comic timing. There will be no actor who can replace Kader Khan and his loss is a very sad moment for India and the industry.
As soon as the news of Kader Khan’s death broke, Twitter got flooded with condolence messages. Several Bollywood celebrities have also extended their condolences.
Here is how Bollywood celebrities pay tribute to Kader Khan:
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 Kader Bhai. Veteran actor, writer and good human being. You will be remembered fondly. pic.twitter.com/DEmCjCrXI3
— Ajay Devgn (@ajaydevgn) 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
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
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
May God give enough strength to Kader Sir’s family in this time of grief and sorrow.