According to reports, veteran Bollywood actor, Kader Khan, 81, has passed away in Toronto, after a prolonged illness.
Kader Khan had been living in Toronto with his son and daughter in law and was admitted to the hospital last week due to serious illness. Khan is survived by his son, wife Hajrah and grand children.
As per a family member, Kader Khan passed away at 4am (IST). His last rites will be held later today at a Toronto cemetery later in the day.
Over the years, Kader Khan not only delivered hit films in his career but also wrote dialogues for a number of films. Amitabh’s biggest hits and most popular dialogues/ roles including Muqaddar Ka Sikander, Amar Akbar Anthony, Sharabi, Lawaris, Satte Pe Satta, Naseeb were written by Kader Khan. Khan was also a constant in a lot of Govinda starrer films.
Condolences are pouring in from Bollywood and around the world, wishing Khan an easy journey ahead.
#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
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 🙏🏻
— arjunk26 (@arjunk26) January 1, 2019
It is perceived that Salim-Javed were key players in the success of @SrBachchan but it's #KaderKhan who has written dialogues for some of the biggest and widely popular films of Mr Amitabh Bachchan. The dialogues of these films are legendary!
— Faridoon Shahryar (@iFaridoon) January 1, 2019
The Greatest Khan of Bollywood.. Kader Khan. RIP. One of the few Bollywood actor who could amaze ppl in every role.. Villain, Comic or serious role in movies like Ghar Ghar Ki Kahani. He was more than an 'Actor'. #KaderKhan #RIPKaderKhan
— Paresh Rawal fan (@Babu_Bhaiyaa) January 1, 2019