Each year we are saddened by the news of the demise of many great personalities. No one expected 2019 to be different, but there is no denying the fact that the news of death always brings with it a wave of shock and sadness. As we are standing on the first day of 2019, the news of the demise of veteran actor Kader Khan is certainly saddening. Born in 1937, this actor-writer passed away in Canada at the age of 81.
The actor was hospitalized in Canada because of breathlessness and was put on ventilation. His son Sarfaraz confirmed the news of his death and that the last rites will be performed in Canada.
This is what he said to 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. The last rites will be performed here in Canada only. We have our entire family here and we live here so we are doing.”
The reports suggested that he was suffering from Progressive Supranuclear Palsy. It is a degenerative disease that causes dementia, walking disabilities, and loss of balance. He passed away after suffering from a prolonged illness.
Kader Khan acted in more than 300 films and he also wrote dialogues for 250 more. With many hits to his name, he collaborated with many great artists in his lifetime. In a career of over 45 years, he has been part of many hit movies.
With his witty demeanor, he is someone who presented us with many memorable roles. Here are some which will forever be etched in our hearts:
The ace actor played the role of a comic character called Daruka. Released in 1989, it had Dharmendra, Jackie Shroff and Dimple Kapadia in the lead roles.
Main Khiladi Tu Anari
This superhit 1994 movie saw Kader Khan playing the role of a police constable. He was playing the role of constable Ramlal, a loudmouthed cop.
Mujhse Shaadi Karogi
This movie had Priyanka Chopra, Salman Khan and Akshay Kumar in the lead roles. However, Kader Khan stole the thunder as Salman Khan and Akshay Kumar’s landlord.
Coolie No 1
Paired with Govinda, Kader Khan’s role in the movie certainly made everyone laugh. His splendid comic timing was loved by everyone.
In this movie, he played the role of the prosecuting attorney. His imposing screen presence certainly made it one of such characters whom the audiences will always remember.
Kader Khan was also an ace writer. It is often said he also played a role in building the stardom of superstar Amitabh Bachchan by writing fierce dialogues. He has written dialogues for over 250 films. We present you with 5 memorable dialogues of different flavors which reflects his creativity.
A dig at the reality of life
Sad but prevailing mentality of society
A dialogue that will be remembered forever
Both celebrities and common people came forward to show their respect through social media. Let’s start with the tweet from PM Narendra Modi.
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
Sad to learn of the passing of veteran actor and dialogue writer Kader Khan. His versatility, from comic to negative roles, and the films he embellished as a writer are still remembered. Condolences to his family, friends and fans #PresidentKovind
— President of India (@rashtrapatibhvn) January 1, 2019
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
Rest in peace Kader khan saheb !! https://t.co/GHSqo0B6z9
— manoj bajpayee (@BajpayeeManoj) 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
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
— Shahid Ali Naeem (@Shahidnaeem93) December 30, 2018
— Sarthak Shiv Raj (@sarthakshivraj) January 1, 2019
One of the best complete actors has left us. Love you Kader Khan sir. I thank you for making my childhood perfect. You and Govinda sir have made us laugh and cry many times. I am happy that you are out of suffering from this world.#KaderKhanpassedaway #KaderKhan
— Nitin Hooda (@nitin_hooda2808) January 1, 2019
RIP! #KaderKhan! 🙏
One of the finest Villain, Actor, writer, Veteran Bollywood actor #KaderKhan passed away in a hospital in Canada.#KaderKhanpassedaway #RIPKaderKhan #GovindaLovers #Govinda pic.twitter.com/87yZBqW0Ew
— Govinda Lovers (@GovindaLovers) January 1, 2019
With 3 Filmfare Awards to his name, he was someone who made the childhood of ’90s kids much enjoyable. May his soul rest in peace!