Chicago, IL (IAA) Bollywood star Kader Khan has died in hospital in Toronto, Canada at the age of 81 following a prolonged illness.
Khan, who was renowned for his comedic roles, especially during the 1990s, had been suffering from progressive supranuclear palsy, an extremely rare degenerative brain disease, according to IAA affiliates News 1
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi was among the many who expressed sadness at Khan’s passing Tuesday, describing him as a performer who “brightened the screen with his stupendous acting skills and lightened it thanks to his unique sense of humor.”
Khan was born in 1937 in Kabul, Afghanistan. His family moved to Mumbai when he was a young.
He made his acting debut in 1973 with the film “Daag” starring Rajesh Khanna and Sharmila Tagore. Over the course of his career, he went on to act in over 300 films.
Prior to making his on screen debut, Khan was a renowned script writer, whose talents helped to produce a string of Bollywood smash hits, including “Dharam Veer,” “Coolie,” “Amar Akbar Anthony,” “Sharaabi,” “Lawaaris” and “Muqaddar Ka Sikandar.”
Nawab Mir Hamid Ali Khan
Indian America Association,
Chicago, IL, USA.
Kadar Khan Saab passes away. Sad depressing news. My prayers and condolences for him a brilliant stage artist a most compassionate and accomplished talent on film writer of eminence.