2018 before saying goodbye, took along with it, a versatile and non-conventional actor from our midst. The New Year 2019 commenced with sad news for the fans of veteran Bollywood actor Kader Khan, who passed away on 31st December 2018.
Born in Kabul, Kader Khan made his acting debut in 1973 with Rajesh Khanna’s Daag and has been featured in over 300 films. He had also over the years written dialogues for more than 250 movies.
“Kader Khan (22 October 1937 – 31 December 2018) was an Afghan-born Indian-Canadian film actor, screenwriter, comedian, and director.
As an actor, he appeared in over 300 films after his debut film in the 1973 film Daag, starring Rajesh Khanna, in which he acted as a prosecuting attorney.
He was also a prolific screenwriter for Bollywood films in the period 1970s to 1999 and wrote dialogues for 200 films. Khan graduated from Ismail Yusuf College affiliated to Bombay University.
Before entering the film industry in the early 1970s, he taught at M. H. Saboo Siddik College of Engineering, Mumbai as a professor of Civil Engineering.” Source: Wikipedia
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News cycle and Social Media was abuzz with news of Kader Khan’s demise.
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
While many Hindi film lovers remember #KaderKhan as the funny man of the ‘90s, it was his proficiency as dialogue writer that really set him apart. Most so-called “massy” writers today can’t come close to the kind of one-liners he came up with in movies like ‘Amar Akbar Anthony’.
— Aniruddha Guha (@AniGuha) December 30, 2018
Media coverage about Kader Khan demise:
Kader Khan had not been well for some time due to prolonged illness. Our readers can read more about this on TOI article below:
Times of India
Dainik Savera published content about this topic also.
Readers can also know more about this from NDTV article: NDTV
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