Actor Kader Khan dies at 81, son says funeral in Canada

Kader Khan

We hope that the actor's soul rests in peace.

Another well-known Indian actor and comedian, Ssumier Pasricha, also paid his condolences, saying it was "sad news to start this year with".

Khan had an illustrious career in Bollywood with his talents spanning not only acting and writing but directing and comedic acts too.

He played memorable roles in movies like No Time for Love, Haseena Maan Jayegi, Dulhe Raja, Saajan Chale Sasural, Main Khiladi Tu Anari, and Coolie No. 1, Daag, Anari, Judwaa, Judaai, Mr. Natwarlal, Suhag, Mujhse Shaadi Karogi, and Lucky.

Actor Arjun Kapoor described Kader Khan as "an actor and a writer who defined a generation". 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.

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Apart from being an actor, Kader Khan has also written dialogues for over 250 movies.

Among Khan's frequent collaborators as a screenwriter were Manmohan Desai and Prakash Mehra.

Kader Khan made many friends in Bollywood, and megastar Amitabh Bachchan was one of his close ones. He rose to fame from "Parvarish", "Dhan Dhaulat" & "Lootmaar" after his performance as a villain. Khan did a considerable number of films with Rajesh Khanna like Chailla Babu and Maqsad among others but they were not as successful as his work with Bachchan. The two had worked together in films like "ChaalBaaz", "Meherbaan" and "Bade Miyan Chote Miyan".

According to reports, Kader Khan was suffering from Progressive Supranuclear Palsy, a degenerative disease that causes loss of balance, difficulty in walking and dementia. She wrote: "If you were a late 80s-90s kid who watch Hindi films, chances are you encountered the magic of Kader Khan". Khan, who has been staying in Canada with his son Sarfaraz and daughter-in-law Shaista, had to be placed on a Bipap ventilator.

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