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Legendary Actor, Screenwriter Kader Khan Passes Away At 81

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| January 1 , 2019 , 12:42 IST

Veteran Bollywood actor and writer Kader Khan passed away on Tuesday due to prolonged illness in Canada.

According to media reports, last week, the actor had been hospitalised in Canada after he complained of breathlessness. Kader Khan had been put on a ventilator. He was also suffering from pneumonia.

The 81-year-old actor was reportedly suffering from Progressive Supranuclear Palsy, a degenerative disease that causes loss of balance, difficulty in walking and dementia.

Kader Khan’s son Sarfaraz Khan confirmed his father's death, 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,” he added.

Kader Khan has acted in over 300 films, apart from writing dialogues for 250 movies.

The actor-screenwriter has been part of numerous hits including Aankhen, Main Khiladi Tu Anari, Judaai, Khoon Bhari Maang, Biwi Ho To Aisi, Bol Radha Bol and Judwaa.

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Kader Khan was born in Kabul and made his debut in acting with Daag, starring Rajesh Khanna in the lead role. After that film in 1973.

The Veteran actor delivered blockbusters like Saajan Chale Sasural, Hero No. 1, Coolie No. 1, Dulhe Raja and Haseena Maan Jaayegi.