Veteran actor Kader Khan passed away in a hospital in Canada on Monday due to prolonged illness. The news has been confirmed by the late actor’s son. He told news agency PTI, “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.”
He also confirmed that the last rites will be performed in Canada itself, saying, “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.”
It was on Friday last week that Kader Khan developed breathing issues was transferred from a regular ventilator to BiPAP ventilator.
Fans and celebs are equally saddened by the demise of the actor. From Amitabh Bachchan to Narendra Modi and Lata Mangeshkar, people shared their sorrow on social media. Check out the posts here-
T 3045 – Kadar Khan passes away .. sad depressing news .. my prayers and condolences .. a brilliant stage artist a most compassionate and accomplished talent on film .. a writer of eminence ; in most of my very successful films .. a delightful company .. and a mathematician !! pic.twitter.com/l7pdv0Wdu1
— Amitabh Bachchan (@SrBachchan) January 1, 2019
Kader Khan Ji brightened the screen with his stupendous acting skills and lightened it thanks to his unique sense of humour.
He was also a prolific screenwriter, associated with many memorable films.
Saddened by his demise. Condolences to his family and admirers.
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) January 1, 2019
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
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 🙏🏻
— Arjun Kapoor (@arjunk26) January 1, 2019
#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
Saddened to learn about the demise of #KaderKhan Saab, had the good fortune of working with him in quite a few films…a fine actor and an even better comedian. My thoughts and prayers with his family 🙏🏻
— Akshay Kumar (@akshaykumar) January 1, 2019
Sad to hear the demise of the Versatile Writer,Actor,Comedian Kader Khan.He made us laugh and cry at the same time.He entertained us with his punchful dialogues.God bless his https://t.co/HSrp7MqQMh Sir 🙏 pic.twitter.com/N8a6HVSlZc
— Madhur Bhandarkar (@imbhandarkar) January 1, 2019