Veteran actor Kader Khan passed away on Tuesday at the age of 81, after a prolonged illness. He was admitted to a hospital in Toronto, Canada for the past few days.
Reportedly, Khan was suffering from Progressive Supranuclear Palsy, a degenerative disease that causes loss of balance, difficulty in walking and dementia. He had developed breathing issues and the doctors had reportedly transferred him from regular ventilator to BiPAP ventilator.
On Monday, his son Sarfaraz had denied the rumours of his father’s death. “It is all a lie. It (is) just a rumour. My father is in the hospital,” Sarfaraz was quoted by the newswire PTI.
Born in Kabul, Khan made his acting debut in 1973 with Rajesh Khanna’s “Daag” and has featured in over 300 films. He had also written dialogues for over 250 movies including Randhir Kapoor-Jaya Bachchan starrer “Jawani Diwani”.
As a screenwriter, Khan frequently collaborated with Manmohan Desai and Prakash Mehra. His films with Desai include “Dharam Veer”, “Ganga Jamuna Saraswati”, “Coolie”, “Desh Premee”, “Suhaag”, “Parvarish” and “Amar Akbar Anthony” and films with Mehra include “Jwalamukhi”, “Sharaabi”, “Lawaaris”, “Muqaddar Ka Sikandar”.