Veteran actor and writer Kader Khan have passed away due to prolonged illness at the age of 81.
The actor took his last breathed on December 31 at 6 pm as per Canadian time.
Khan was put on a ventilator following breathlessness.
Born in Kabul, Kader Khan made his acting debut in 1973.
Khan acted in several hit films including Khoon Bhari Maang, Biwi Ho Toh Aise, Judwaa and Dulhe Raja.
The actor was admitted to a hospital in Canada and his son, Sarfaraz confirmed that his last rites will be conducted in Canada.
Bollywood industry tweeted condolences for the veteran actor.
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
#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
Sad to hear the demise of the Versatile Writer,Actor,Comedian Kader Khan.He made us laugh and cry at the same time.He entertained us with his punchful dialogues.God bless his https://t.co/HSrp7MqQMh Sir 🙏 pic.twitter.com/N8a6HVSlZc
— Madhur Bhandarkar (@imbhandarkar) January 1, 2019
Rest in peace Kader khan saheb !! https://t.co/GHSqo0B6z9
— manoj bajpayee (@BajpayeeManoj) January 1, 2019