Veteran actor Kader Khan passes away after a prolonged illness at a hospital in Toronto. He was 81.
The actor had been admitted to hospital after complaining of breathlessness and was put on a BiPAP ventilator.
The actor’s last rites performed in Canada. The actor’s death left many of his close friends from the industry shell shocked. Many took to Twitter to express their shock and condolences.
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Big B, who had earlier prayed for Khan’s recovery, expressed his condolence and wrote, ”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
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
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
— Smriti Z Irani (@smritiirani) January 1, 2019
A legend, noted for spinning magic with his pen and acting skills!
You will forever be in our hearts, #KaderKhan Saab!
Love and heartfelt condolences to his family and loved ones.
— Boman Irani (@bomanirani) January 1, 2019
Very sad to hear of the passing of Kader Khan ji. Had the good fortune of working with him in one of my first films. An institution and also such a kind person. Condolences to the family.
— Abhishek Bachchan (@juniorbachchan) 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
If there’s 1 film I have seen the most no. of times its ‘Baap numbari Beta dus numbari’. Bachpan mein iss film ki vhs lagakar hamesha dekhta. #KadarKhanSaab has been a delightful part of my childhood. His contribution to hindi cinema will always be remembered. May his soul RIP 🙏 pic.twitter.com/ellhVhIPX4
— Vicky Kaushal (@vickykaushal09) 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
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
Kader Khan is, reportedly, suffering from Progressive Supranuclear Palsy, a degenerative disease that causes loss of balance, difficulty in walking and dementia.
The actor who has given impeccable and rib tickling performances in many Bollywood films. He have acted in more than 300 films was last spotted at the trailer launch of film ‘Hogaya Dimaagh Ka Dahi’ in August 2015.
May his soul rest in peace!