New Delhi, Bollywood fraternities on Tuesday condoled the death of legendary actor and screenwriter Kader Khan.
Taking to micro-blogging site Twitter, the celebrities condoled Kader Khan’s death and said he was par excellence actor of the masses.
Amitabh Bachchan said,”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!!”
Govinda said, “RIP Kader Khan Saab.
He was not just my “ustaad” but a father figure to me, his midas touch and his aura made every actor he worked with a superstar. The entire film industry and my family deeply mourns this loss and we cannot express the sorrow in words.
Shatrughan Sinha said,”What a sad note the New Year has started with our friend, colleague, actor #KaderKhan’s demise. He was a multi talented personality, par excellence actor of the masses, a theater actor, dialogue & screenwriter, comedian….donning several caps superbly. I was fortunate to have worked with him in several movies the late & great #ManmohanDesai’s ‘Naseeb’, ‘Jwala Mukhi’, & ‘Khoon Bhari Maang’ to name a few.
Starting from humble beginnings his success story is creditable & remarkable. He was a master of timings & one of finest human beings the film industry has known. You will continue to live in our hearts forever through your craft. You are truly missed. Rest in peace #KaderKhan”.
Anupam Kher said,”#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.”
Raj Babbar said, “Deeply saddened on the demise of #KaderKhan Saab. Multi-talented & phenomenal, he was an institution in himself. In almost every film that I had the benefit of associating with him – I ended up learning something. My condolences to his family.”
Akshay Kumar said, “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”.
Varun Dhawan said, “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.”
Arjun Kapoor said, “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”.
Music composer Adnan Sami said, “I’m extremely saddened to learn of the passing away of #KaderKhan sahib.
I’m indebted to him for the cinematic memories of his iconic dialogues that are imbibed in my heart.He was a very loving man.May Allah SWT bless his soul..”
Sophie Choudry said, “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 your incredible contribution to Hindi cinema”.
Raveena Tandon shared a picture of her with Kader Khan on Twitter and Instagram and said, “#kaderkhan you shall be missed . No one had the humour wit and presence on screen like you did, from Aatish ,Gharwali Baharwali,to Dulhe Raja ,Wah Tera Kya Kehna to Bade Miyan Chote Miyan.You leave treasured memories Kader bhai. Condolences to the family”.
Jaaved Jaafri said, “A sad beginning of the new year with the passing away of our amazingly talented and beloved #KaderKhan sahab.
Peace be upon you sir !”
Director duo Abbas Mustaan said, “ #KaderKhan Sahab one of best writers actor n human being.. our heartfelt condolences.. RIP Kadar Sahab”.
Kader Khan who enthralled cinegoers in the 70s and 80s, died on Tuesday after a prolonged illness at a hospital in Toronto.He was 81 and is survived by his wife Hazra, son Sarfaraz, daughter-in-law and grandchildren.
Kader Khan born on October 22 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.