Veteran Bollywood actor-director-writer-comedian and a Quran scholar, Kader Khan died after a prolonged illness at a hospital in Toronto in Canada today.
Kader, 81, is survived by his wife Hajra, son Sarfaraz, daughter-in-law, and grandchildren.
According to Ahmed Khan, a close relative, he passed away around 4 am (IST).
He said the last rites will be held in a Toronto cemetery later in the day.
Just a day before, on Monday, Kader Khan’s son Sarfaraz dismissed media reports of his demise and said, “It is all a lie. It (is) just a rumour. My father is in the hospital.”
Born in Kabul, Khan made his acting debut in 1973 with Rajesh Khanna’s Daag and has featured in over 300 films. Also, he has written dialogues for over 250 movies. Before becoming an actor, he had written dialogues for Randhir Kapoor-Jaya Bachchan’s Jawani Diwani.
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