Kader Khan is no more: Bollywood celebs pay tribute to the actor on Twitter
Veteran Bollywood actor-writer-comedian Kader Khan, breathed his last today in Canada. He was 81-year-old. Kader Khan worked in more than 300 movies and written dialogues for hundreds of films. Last week, he was admitted to a hospital in Canada after he complained about the difficulty in breathing. The legendary actor was known for his best performances in films such as ‘Daag’, ‘Chowki No.11’, ‘Bulundi’, ‘Sanam Teri Kasam’, ‘Himmatwala’, ‘Sikka’, ‘Aankhen’ and many more.
Confirming Kader Khan’s demise news, his son Sarfraz 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. The funeral will be performed in Canada only. We have our entire family here and we live here so we are doing it.
“We are thankful to everyone for their blessings and prayers,” he added.
As soon as the news of Kader Khan’s death broke, Twitter got flooded with condolence messages. Several Bollywood celebrities have also extended their condolences.
Here is how Bollywood celebrities pay tribute to Kader Khan:
RIP #KaderKhan saab. One of my inspirations and a truly iconic actor, writer and stage artists. His contribution to my fathers cinema was limitless just like his talent. You will truly be missed by everyone.
— Varun Dhawan (@Varun_dvn) January 1, 2019
Akshay Kumar tweeted,
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
Rishi Kapoor too tweeted his condolence,
R I P. Kadar bhai Khan sahab! Bahut lamba rishta tha aapka hum sab Kapoors ke saath. Bahut kaam kiya bahut seekha aapse. Jannat Naseeb ho aapko. Ameen.
— Rishi Kapoor (@chintskap) January 1, 2019
Bollywood superstar Amitabh Bachchan expressed his sadness over Khan’s demise:
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
Sara Ali Khan condoled Kader Khan’s demise:
#KaderKhan dedicated his life to comedy and made millions happy , his death should not be a moment to grief but to cheer an outstanding life of a legend. Kader Khan Sahab was and will always be India's no 1 actor. Thank u for everything sir. Rest in peace sir. pic.twitter.com/c4lVEdXjOp
— Sara Ali Khan (@iSaraAliKhan) January 1, 2019
The ‘Accidental Prime Minister’ star Anupam Kher extended his condolence .
#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
Manoj Bajpayee paid his tribute to Kader Khan:
Rest in peace Kader khan saheb !! https://t.co/GHSqo0B6z9
— manoj bajpayee (@BajpayeeManoj) January 1, 2019
Paresh Rawal extended condolence:
RIP . Kadar Saab . https://t.co/T4TVKx3vgE
— Paresh Rawal (@SirPareshRawal) January 1, 2019
Khan had made his acting debut in 1973 with Daag, which starred Rajesh Khanna in the lead role. Apart from giving some of the most memorable funny characters in Bollywood films, Khan had also been praised for his negative roles in films like Do Aur Do Paanch (1980) among others.