Kader Khan, 81, passed away on 31st of Dec 2018 in Canada of Progressive Supranuclear Palsy, a degenerative disease, for many years. As per PTI report it was confirmed by his son Sarfaraz.
He was a veteran Bollywood actor-writer. Kader Khan did over 300 films, won 3 Film fare awards, worked with many super stars like Rajesh Khanna, Amitabh Bachchan and Govinda . He had a very long working partnership with directors like Manmohan Desai and David Dhawan in his long career.
He was a darling of the masses specially for comedy and emotional scenes apart from the dialogue written which had a very recall value.
In his death, not only has Bollywood lost a beloved character actor, it is also the end of era when it comes to popular single screen writing.
Kader Khan was a prolific writer having written dialogues for scores of films and screenplays for super hit films
Kader Khan was from a Pashtun family, he was born in Kabul in 1937. The family moved to Mumbai later. Going on to a teaching profession at a Mumbai college.
He was spotted by Dilip Kumar at the age of 34 while he was performing an annual day play in the college. And thereafter he began a long and eventful career as an actor, script writer and dialogue writer.
He played comedy roles in Aankhen, Taqdeerwala, Main Khiladi Tu Anari, Dulhe Raja, Coolie No.1, Saajan Chale Sasural, Sooryavamsham, Judaai, Aunty No.1 and Bade Miyan Chote Miyan, Raja Babu, Khudaar, Chote Sarkar, Judaai, Aunty No. 1, Gharwali Baharwali, Hero Hindustani, Sirf Tum, Anari No.1. Even in early 2000s he attempted versatile roles with films like Akhiyon Se Goli Maare, Chalo Ishq Ladaaye, Suno Sasurjee, Yeh Hai Jalwa and Mujhse Shaadi Karogi.
As an actor who acted in comic avatars as well as villainous ones. Some of the funniest lines spoken by Amitabh Bachchan, for instance, were Khan’s creation.