Actor-Writer Kader Khan Buried in a Canadian Cemetery
Kader Khan’s family pays last respects.
Veteran actor-writer Kader Khan, who died on New Year’s eve was buried on 2 January at a cemetery in Canada, his son Sarfaraz said. Kader Khan died after a prolonged illness at a hospital in Canada. He was 81. "The last rites will be performed here in Canada as we have our entire family here. He (Kader Khan) is going to be buried at approximately 2:30 pm as per Canadian time at Meadowvale cemetery," Sarfaraz told PTI.
Kader Khan was reportedly suffering from progressive supranuclear palsy, a degenerative disease that causes loss of balance, difficulty in walking and dementia. Born in Kabul, Kader Khan's family migrated to Mumbai when he was a year old.
"There was a smile on my father's face when he passed away. I cherish that smile more than anything else in the world. 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 in Toronto," Sarfaraz told IANS.
Kader Khan went on to write 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. He was equally prolific as an actor after making his screen debut in 1973 with Rajesh Khanna's Daag. He featured in a variety of character roles in over 300 films.
With inputs from PTI and IANS.
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