Veteran Bollywood actor Kader Khan breathed his last on New Year’s eve and left all his fans and other Bollywood celebrities in shock. The actor was 81 and passed away after prolonged illness at a hospital in Toronto, Canada. On Wednesday, family members and fans of the actor gathered in Toronto to pay their last respects to the legendary star and the actor’s son Sarfaraz also thanked everyone for coming and being through this tough journey.
In his speech, Sarfaraz said, “My father loved you all so much that he never differentiated between us three brothers and all of you.” The photos from Kader Khan’s funeral have surfaced on the social media in which hundreds of fans and followers can be seen coming together to bid a final goodbye to one of the amazing actors of the Indian Cinema. Check out the pictures and videos from the funeral below:
Kader Khan’s son Sarfaraz announced that the actor will be buried Wednesday at a cemetery in Canada. "The last rites will be performed here in Canada as we have our entire family here. He (Khan) is going to be buried at approximately 2:30 pm as per Canadian time at Meadowvale cemetery," Sarfaraz told PTI. Bollywood celebrities mourned the death of the actor by posting heart warming messages on social media.
Govinda, who worked with Kader Khan on many films, also posted a message saying that Kader Khan was just like a ‘father-figure’ for him. However, talking about Govinda’s statement, son Sarfaraz laughed mirthlessly, and told IANS, "Please ask Govinda how many times he inquired about his father figure's health. Has he even bothered to call us even once after my father's passing away? This is the way our film industry has become. There are no real feelings for those who have contributed to Indian cinema when they're no longer active. The top guns may be seen getting clicked with these retired veterans. But the affection goes only as far as photographs. No more. Look at the condition in which Lalita Pawarji and Mohan Chotiji died.”
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, the actor’s family migrated to Mumbai when he was a year old.
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".
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