Veteran Bollywood actor-comedian Kader Khan died on New Year’s Eve, will be buried on Wednesday at a Canadian cemetery, said his son Sarfaraz. Mr. Khan died after a prolonged illness at a private hospital in Canada, aged 81-years. Sarfaraz told source that “The last rites will be performed here in Canada as we have our entire family here. He (Kader Khan) is going to be buried at approximately 2:30 pm as per Canadian time at Meadowvale cemetery.”
Mr. Khan was reportedly suffering from progressive supranuclear palsy, which is a degenerative disease that causes imbalance, difficulty in dementia and walking. Kader Khan was born in Kabul and later his family migrated to Mumbai when he was just 1-year old.
Mr. Khan started writing dialogues for more than 250 films, including some of the blockbusters of 70’s and 80’s such as- Ganga Jamuna Saraswati, Dharam Veer, Suhaag, Coolie, Desh Premee, Sharaabi, Parvarish, Lawaaris, Amar Akbar Anthony, and Muqaddar Ka Sikandar. Mr. Khan was equally prolific as an actor after he debut in 1973 in Daag with Rajesh Khanna.
Kader Khan has been featured in a number of character roles in more than 300 films.