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Kader Khan, spectacular comic and accomplished writer, passes away at 81

Khan was hospitalised on Friday in Toronto, Canada after his health deteriorated and he developed breathing issues

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Published: 01st January 2019

Veteran actor Kader Khan passed away aged 81 on Monday in Toronto, Canada. He was suffering from prolonged illness and was hospitalised last Friday after his health deteriorated and he developed breathing issues.

Born in Kabul, Afghanistan, Kader Khan taught Civil Engineering at MHSS College in Mumbai before entering the film industry. He made his acting debut in the 1973 Rajesh Khanna-starrer Daag, and went on to act in more than 300 films and write dialogues for over 250 films. Through the 90s, he was popular for his comic appearances alongside Govinda and Anil Kapoor in films like Dulhe Raja, Coolie No.1, Judaai, Aunty No.1, Andaaz, Bade Miyan Chote Miyan and Raja Babu. His last onscreen appearance was in the 2017 comedy, Masti Nahi Sasti.

As a screenwriter, Kader Khan was known for his collaborations with both Manmohan Desai and Prakash Mehra on their films starring Amitabh Bachchan. He worked with Big B in films like Do Aur Do Paanch, Muqaddar Ka Sikandar, Mr. Natwarlal, Suhaag, Coolie and Shahenshah.

Remembering the actor, Amitabh Bachchan tweeted, 

Actor-politician Smriti Irani wrote, 

Anupam Kher tweeted,

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