File photo of Kader Khan. Photograph:( Twitter )
Kader Khan died on December 31 in Canada after a prolonged illness.
Kader Khan died a sudden death on December 31st, 2018 in Canada after a prolonged illness. His son, Sarfaraz, revealed details of his death as he died of severe breathlessness, palsy and sufferings due to pneumonia.
Khan was cremated in Canada following all rituals by his kids.
The Bollywood fraternity took to their Twitter accounts to remember Khan and his contribution to Hindi cinema. Among tributes that came in, Amitabh Bachchan wrote a heartfelt message, honouring his time spent with Khan and the work they did together.
Bachchan wrote: “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 !!”
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
Recently, Kader Khan's son opened up about the friendship shared between Bachchan and Khan and told IANS news agency, “There are so many people in the film industry whom my father was close to. But the one person that my father loved the most was Bachchan saab. I’d ask my father whom he missed the most from the film industry and the answer promptly would be Bachchan Saab. And I know the love was mutual. I want Bachchan saab to know that my father spoke about him till the end.”
In his final days, Kader Khan was attended to by his son Sarfaraz and daughter-in-law Shahista. It’s said that Khan was upset as no one called or came to visit him in all this time that he was ill.