Veteran actor-writer Kader Khan dies at 81

GNS/Canada: Veteran actor-writer Kader Khan died in a Canadian hospital at the age of 81 on 31 December 2018, his death is confirmed by his son Sarfaraz. Khan was hospitalised for the last 16-17 days, his condition was critical since past few days. Due to poor health, he was kept on the BiPAP ventilator in the hospital.

Khan had been admitted after complaining of breathlessness and was put on a BiPAP ventilator. He was unable to talk and also showed signs of pneumonia. He was also suffered 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.

Born in Kabul, Khan made his acting debut in 1973 with Rajesh Khanna’s Daag and went on to act in over 300 films. He also wrote dialogues for over 250 movies, with his first film as a dialogue writer being Randhir Kapoor-Jaya Bachchan’s Jawani Diwani. As a screenwriter, Khan frequently collaborated with Manmohan Desai and Prakash Mehra.

He made all kinds of films in his career including the villain, the comedian also played well from serious character to blind.

Khan was born in Kabul (Afghanistan) on 11 December 1937, had seen many ups and downs in his childhood.

He is a very good writer and he has written many super hit films.

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