Veteran Bollywood actor-screenwriter Kader Khan passed away at 81 on Tuesday in Canada.
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’s son Sarfaraz Khan confirmed the news to indianexpress.com, “Yes, my dad has left us this morning. He was unwell from last few months and in the hospital from last few days. We tried everything we could, but it was time. He was a very loving man and he loved everyone who was a part of his life.”Born in Kabul, Afghanistan, Kader Khan is known for his work as an actor and a writer in several films. He has been part of numerous blockbusters including 'Khoon Bhari Maang', 'Biwi Ho To Aisi', 'Bol Radha Bol', 'Main Khiladi Tu Anari', 'Judwaa', 'Dulhe Raja' and 'Haseena Maan Jayegi'. He was last seen in 2015 in 'Ho Gaya Deemag Ka Dahi'.
#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
The actor was reportedly suffering from progressive supranuclear palsy (PSP), a degenerative disease that causes loss of balance, difficulty in walking and dementia. Kader also underwent surgeries for his knees in 2017.