Veteran Bollywood actor Kader Khan dies at 81

Kader Khan No More! Amitabh Bachchan Smriti Irani Anupam Kher Arjun Kapoor Mourn the Sad Loss of the Veteran Bollywood Legend – Read Tweets

Kader Khan No More! Amitabh Bachchan Smriti Irani Anupam Kher Arjun Kapoor Mourn the Sad Loss of the Veteran Bollywood Legend – Read Tweets

Veteran actor-writer Kader Khan has died in Canada due to a prolonged illness, his son Sarfaraz confirmed today. Kader Khan, 81, is survived by his wife Hajra, son Sarfaraz, daughter-in-law, and grandchildren.

According to reports, the 81-year-old was suffering from breathing issues and had been put on BiPAP ventilator in a hospital in Canada. The doctors wasted no time in treating him but unfortunately he succumbed to his illness.

"Kader Khan... actor writer of huge talent... lies ill in Hospital..." Kader was hospitalized for last 16 to 17 weeks. He breathed his last at a hospital in Toronto, Canada, a family member said, reported Hindustan Times.

From Khan's colleagues including Amitabh Bachchan, Anupam Kher and Paresh Rawal, to young actors like Arjun Kapoor, all artists shared their condolences with Khan's family. The trio delivered blockbusters like Saajan Chale Sasural, Hero No. 1, Coolie No. 1, Dulhe Raja and Haseena Maan Jaayegi. He was known for his impeccable comic timing in Bollywood movies and was not only a renowned actor but also a prolific script writer. Before entering the film industry in the early 1970s, he taught at MH Saboo Siddik College of Engineering, Mumbai as a professor of Civil Engineering. His acting stint comprises of over 300 films.

His films with Desai include Dharam Veer, Ganga Jamuna Saraswati, Coolie, Desh Premee, Suhaag, Parvarish and Amar Akbar Anthony and films with Mehra include Jwalamukhi, Sharaabi, Lawaaris and Muqaddar Ka Sikandar. It was in the 1974 Rajesh Khanna starrer, "Daag", that Kader Khan gave his first screen appearance in a tiny role as a public prosecutor.

Khan was reportedly suffering from Progressive Supranuclear Palsy, a degenerative disease that causes loss of balance, difficulty in walking and dementia. Kader Khan describes his meeting with Manmohan Desai, the director of "Roti", in an interview with Connie Haham in 2007.

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