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Kader Khan dead: Veteran actor Kader Khan passed away on Tuesday morning in Canada. Kader Khan's son Sarfaraz Khan confirmed the news to

By: Entertainment Desk | New Delhi | Updated: January 1, 2019 3:53:40 pm
kader khan dead Kader Khan was 81. (Source: Express Archive)

Veteran actor Kader Khan passed away on Tuesday morning in Canada.

Kader Khan’s son Sarfaraz Khan confirmed the news to He said, “Yes, my dad has left us this morning. He was unwell from last few months and in the hospital from last few days. We tried everything we could, but it was time. He was a very loving man and he loved everyone who was a part of his life.”

The 81-year-old actor developed breathing issues and the doctors reportedly transferred him from a regular ventilator to BiPAP ventilator.

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Khan, who lived in Canada with his son Sarfaraz and daughter-in-law, underwent a knee surgery last year, which went wrong, leaving the actor unable to walk properly.

Apart from being an actor, Kader Khan has also written dialogues for over 250 movies.

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Following news of the death of Kader Khan, on Tuesday, celebrities expressed their condolences on social media.


    15:53 (IST)01 Jan 2019
    Kader Khan was not just a mentor but also a father figure to me, says Govinda

    "Kader Khan sir is no more with us. He was not just a mentor but also a father figure to me. He had such finesse that whichever artiste he worked with or collaborated with, became a star, in fact a superstar. The entire film industry and my family cannot express the loss in words. I pray to God to grant peace to his soul, and may he find a place in heaven," Govinda told

    15:20 (IST)01 Jan 2019
    Kader Khan was a fatherly figure to me in this industry, says Raveena Tandon

    Raveena Tandon told, "There are things that we don't want to happen but have to accept. Feeling gloomy about the sudden demise of such a trouper. I have such beautiful memories with Kader Khan ji and learned a lot while we did movies together. In Dulhe Raja, he not only played the role of my father but indeed was a fatherly figure to me in this industry. May his soul rest in peace and God give strength to the family members to bear such an enduring loss."

    15:16 (IST)01 Jan 2019
    Tv actor Aasif Sheikh

    Bhabiji Ghar Par Hai actor Aasif Sheikh wrote on Twitter, "Deeply saddened to know legendary Kader Khan Sahab is no more with us. We have lost a jewel which cannot be replaced by anyone . Rest in Peace sir . #KaderKhan"

    15:04 (IST)01 Jan 2019
    Vir Das on Kader Khan

    Actor-comedian Vir Das tweeted, "Kader Khan was one of the few talents to straddle comedic and dramatic work so brilliantly for so long. Rest in Peace sir."

    14:53 (IST)01 Jan 2019
    Esha Gupta called Kader Khan, a fine artiste

    Actor Esha Gupta tweeted, "It’s not a tragedy, but a blessing to live and experience such a fine artist like kader khan ji, may you be at peace 🙏🏽 a star will shine brighter"

    14:37 (IST)01 Jan 2019
    PM Narendra Modi paid his tribute to Kader Khan

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted:

    14:24 (IST)01 Jan 2019
    Kader Khan was a fine actor, says Akshay Kumar

    Actor Akshay Kumar tweeted, "Saddened to learn about the demise of #KaderKhan Saab, had the good fortune of working with him in quite a few films...a fine actor and an even better comedian. My thoughts and prayers with his family 🙏🏻"

    14:13 (IST)01 Jan 2019
    Tusshar Kapoor called Kader Khan, "a cinematic genius"

    Tusshar Kapoor tweeted, "RIP Kader Khan Saab......a cinematic genius in both comedy and emotions! A number of us grew up watching your performances! A legend in life and death both!"

    13:57 (IST)01 Jan 2019
    Working with him was an inspiring experience, says Anil Kapoor

    Actor Anil Kapoor tweeted, "Deeply saddened by the news of Kader Khan’s demise. I had the chance of working with him & it was an inspiring experience. He will always remain in our hearts & a forever shining star in the sky. Sending my thoughts, love & prayers to the family 🙏🏻"

    13:49 (IST)01 Jan 2019
    Our industry has lost a great artiste and writer, says Lata Mangeshkar

    Legendary singer Lata Mangeshkar tweeted:

    13:39 (IST)01 Jan 2019
    Last rites of Kader Khan to take place in Canada

    Kader Khan's last rites will be performed in Canada itself as all of his family members are there.

    13:30 (IST)01 Jan 2019
    Kadar Khan Saab has been a delightful part of my childhood, writes Vicky Kaushal
    13:27 (IST)01 Jan 2019
    Rishi Kapoor on Kader Khan

    Actor Rishi Kapoor tweeted, "R I P. Kadar bhai Khan sahab! Bahut lamba rishta tha aapka hum sab Kapoors ke saath. Bahut kaam kiya bahut seekha aapse. Jannat Naseeb ho aapko. Ameen." 

    13:12 (IST)01 Jan 2019
    I remember him so much as part of David sir’s movies, says Sophie Choudry

    Sophie Choudry wrote on Twitter, "Iconic actor, brilliant writer and wonderful comic timing... And I remember him so much as part of David Sir’s movies...Rest in peace #KaderKhan saab... Thank you for you incredible contribution to Hindi cinema"

    13:01 (IST)01 Jan 2019
    His contribution to my fathers cinema was limitless, says Varun Dhawan

    Varun Dhawan wrote on Twitter, "RIP #KaderKhan saab. One of my inspirations and a truly iconic actor, writer and stage artists. His contribution to my fathers cinema was limitless just like his talent. You will truly be missed by everyone."

    12:49 (IST)01 Jan 2019
    Sujoy Ghosh on Kader Khan
    12:30 (IST)01 Jan 2019
    Truly the end of an era, says Nila Madhab Panda

    "For more than 45 years you made us laugh, cry, feel inspired by your outstanding screen writing and acting, saddened to hear you are no more #KaderKhan ji 😐, my sincere condolences, truly the end of an era, you will live on in our hearts and minds forever 🙏," Nila Madhab Panda said via Twitter.

    12:12 (IST)01 Jan 2019
    Kader Khan was one of the finest actors of our country, says Anupam Kher
    11:57 (IST)01 Jan 2019
    Anees Bazmee on Kader Khan

    Anees Bazmee posted on Twitter, "Saddened to hear about #KaderKhan. Had the privilege to work with him as a writer in Aankhen, Raja Babu, Shola Our Shabnam, Bol Rahda Bol, Mujhse Shaadi Karogi & direct him in my debut film Hulchul. #RIP #KaderKhan. You shall always be missed"

    11:46 (IST)01 Jan 2019
    Arjun Kapoor on Kader Khan: You’ve left a void in the industry

    Actor Arjun Kapoor tweeted, "An actor and a writer who defined a generation.. You’ve left a void in the industry that cannot be filled..RIP #KaderKhan.. My heartfelt prayers to his family 🙏🏻" 

    11:34 (IST)01 Jan 2019
    Kader Khan made us laugh and cry at the same time, says Madhur Bhandarkar

    Madhur Bhandarkar shared on Twitter, "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. RIP Sir 🙏"

    11:33 (IST)01 Jan 2019
    Naved Jafri on Kader Khan

    Naved Jafri wrote on Twitter, "Wokeup to a very sad news, our beloved #kaderkhan sahab passed away and left behind his amazing memories.Deepest condolences to the family,May the almighty give them strength and patience to bear this great loss. innalillahe wa innailaihe raajeoon 🙏#RIPKaderKhan #Legend #actor"

    11:25 (IST)01 Jan 2019
    Amitabh Bachchan on Kader Khan

    Amitabh Bachchan tweeted, "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!!"

    11:23 (IST)01 Jan 2019
    Thank you for the laughter, says Smriti Irani

    Smriti Irani posted on Twitter, "If you were a late 80s-90s kid who watched Hindi films, chances are you encountered the magic of Kader Khan. Never had the privilege of meeting him but if I ever had I would say ‘thank you for the laughter, thank you for your craft’ #RIPKaderKhan."

    11:20 (IST)01 Jan 2019
    Manoj Bajpayee on Kader Khan

    "Rest in peace Kader khan saheb !!," Manoj Bajpayee said via Twitter.

    11:13 (IST)01 Jan 2019
    Ravi Kishan on Kader Khan

    Ravi Kishan tweeted, "Rest in peace Kadar Khan sahab ..Bahaut Kuch Sikhaney ke liye aajivan aabhari rahunga main 🙏"

    11:05 (IST)01 Jan 2019
    Rajdeep Sardesai on Kader Khan

    Rajdeep Sardesai wrote on Twitter, "The world may well remember him as a comic-villain actor.. but the genius of Kader Khan was in his original dialogue writing starting with Roti.. RIP"

    10:57 (IST)01 Jan 2019
    BVS Ravi on Kader Khan

    Filmmaker BVS Ravi shared on Twitter, "It’s sad to know that #KaderKhan sir passed away. He’s a great talent with impeccable impromptu ability of writing n a stellar actor with a razor edge timing. Good bye."

    10:54 (IST)01 Jan 2019
    Paresh Rawal on Kader Khan

    Paresh Rawal posted on Twitter, "RIP. Kadar Saab."

    In a career spanning over 45 years, Kader Khan acted in over 300 films. Also a screenwriter, the actor wrote dialogues for over 250 movies too. He was an integral part of David Dhawan and Govinda collaborations in the 1990s, delivering blockbusters like Coolie No. 1, Saajan Chale Sasural, Hero No. 1, Dulhe Raja and Haseena Maan Jaayegi.