Born in Kabul, Khan made his acting debut in 1973 with Rajesh Khanna’s “Daag” and has featured in over 300 films. He wrote dialogues for over 250 movies. Before becoming an actor he had written dialogues for Randhir Kapoor-Jaya Bachchan’s “Jawani Diwani”.
Veteran actor, dialogue writer Kader Khan passed away at a hospital in Canada on Monday. He was 81. Kader Khan’s son Sarfaraz told media that actor died due to prolonged illness. “My dad has 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,” Sarfaraz said
“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,” Sarfaraz added. On Friday, Kader Khan, developed breathing issues and the doctors transferred him from a regular ventilator to BiPAP ventilator.
The screenwriter turned actor turned director passed away at the age of 81 at a hospital in Toronto, Canada at 6 pm on Monday.
The actor had been hospitalised for more than four months now, on account of his prolonged illness. After developing breathing issues recently, he was transferred from a regular ventilator to BiPAP ventilator. Reportedly, he was suffering from Progressive Supranuclear Palsy, a disease that causes difficulty in walking and dementia.
On the day that commemorates with his death, here’s paying tribute the actor with some interesting lesser-known facts about him. We bet you didn’t know some of these.
Kader Khan was born in Afghanistan’s Kabul on October 22, 1937. He was signed by Mughal-E-Azam actor Dilip Kumar for his next film after he saw him acting in a college play. However, he made his debut only with the 1973 Rajesh Khanna movie Daag. He played the role of a prosecuting attorney in the film.
He wrote the script for the 1972 movie Jawani Diwani that starred Jaya Bhaduri and Randhir Kapoor in lead roles. The versatile actor has been seen in over 300 films and has written the scripts and dialogues for more than 250 movies. He has also received multiple accolades, including 2 Filmfare awards in the Best Dialogue category.
Amitabh Bachchan quoted a tweet of one his fans on Twitter, who posted an old picture of both the actors and wrote, “Prayers and duas.”
T 3041 – KADER KHAN .. actor writer of immense talent .. lies ill in Hospital .. PRAYERS and DUAS for his well being and recovery .. saw him perform on stage, welcomed him and his prolific writing for my films .. great company, a Libran .. and many not know , taught Mathematics ! pic.twitter.com/yE9SSkcPUF
— Amitabh Bachchan (@SrBachchan) December 28, 2018
Bollywood celebrities mourn Kader Khan’s demise on social media
Mere pasandida abhineta aur lekhak Kadar Khan ji ke nidhan ki vaarta sunke mujhe bahut dukh hua.hamari film Industry ne ek bahut accha kalakar aur lekhak kho diya. Meri unko vinamra shraddhanjali.
— Lata Mangeshkar (@mangeshkarlata) January 1, 2019