MISSISSAUGA: Bollywood yesteryear legend, actor and wiriter Kader Khan, who died on anuary 1 after prolonged illness, was buried in Mississauga’s Meadowvale Cemetery.
Photos from Kader Khan’s last rites were shared on social media. His son Sarfaraz and entire family had gathered at the cemetery to bid adieu to the veteran actor. Khan was 81 years old.
Sarfaraz Khan said that Kader Khan died surrounded by his family members and he had a “smile on his face” as he died.
“There was a smile on my father’s face when he passed away. My father’s final years were very painful for him. He suffered from a degenerative disease that left him completely without the will to do anything. He got the best possible medical care here ,” Sarfaraz was quoted as saying.
Khan had been complaining of breathlessness for quite some time. He was also suffering from pneumonia.
He had been diagnosed earlier with Progressive Supranuclear Palsy, a disease that causes loss of balance, difficulty in walking and dementia.
Several Bollywood celebrities including Amitabh Bachchan, David Dhawan, Anupam Kher, Raveena Tandon paid tribute to the legend on social media.
Amitabh Bachchan, who worked with Vader Khan in blockbuster films like Do Aur Do Paanch, Muqaddar Ka Sikandar, Mr. Natwarlal, Suhaag, Coolie and Shahenshah tweeted: “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.”
Born in Kabul, Kader Khan and his family migrated to Mumbai when he was just a year old..
Kader Khan, who made his Bollywood debut with Randhir Kapoor and Jaya Bachchan in Jawani Diwani, featured in over 300 films.
Kader Khan wrote dialogues for over 250 films, including some of the biggest blockbusters of the ’70s and ’80s such as Dharam Veer, Ganga Jamuna Saraswati, Coolie, Desh Premee, Suhaag, Parvarish, Amar Akbar Anthony, Sharaabi, Lawaaris and Muqaddar Ka Sikandar.
Pic by Viral Bhayani – Instagram