Kader Khan Died at the age of 81

Veteran actor-writer Kader Khan passed away due to the long illness at the age of 81 on 31st December. His son Sarfaraz confirmed on Tuesday morning that the veteran actor-writer passed away on Monday evening.
Kader Khan was known for acting in popular films such “Mujhse Shaadi Karogi”,” Akhiyon Se Goli Maare”, “Haseena Maan Jaayegi, “Joru Ka Ghulam”, Aunty No. 1 and Judwaa, Khan was living in Canada with Sarfaraz and his daughter-in-law Shahista.

Sarfaraz told the media that “My Dad left us. He passed away on 31 December due to prolonged illness. In the afternoon he went to Coma. He was in the hospital for the past 15-16 weeks.”

“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. We are thankful to everyone for their blessings and prayers,”

Kader Khan was also suffering from progressive supranuclear palsy (PSP), an extremely rare degenerative disease known to cause slow deterioration and loss of specific volumes of the brain, resulting in loss of balance, difficulty moving eyes slowing of movement, and dementia.

Career

Khan was Born in Kabul in 1937, Khan made his acting debut in 1973 with Yash Chopra’s film Daag that starred Rajesh Khanna and Sharmila Tagore in lead roles.

But before turning to acting, he was a prolific dialogue and screenwriter and had penned dialogues for over 250 films, including Randhir Kapoor-Jaya Bachchan’s Jawani Diwani and Rajesh Khanna’s Roti.

As a screenwriter, Khan is most celebrated for his collaborations with Manmohan Desai and Prakash Mehra for several successful films, including Dharam Veer, Sharaabi, Lawaaris, Coolie, Amar Akbar Anthony, and Muqaddar Ka Sikandar.

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