Toronto: Veteran Bollywood actor and king of Bollywood comedy Kader Khan has passed away on Sunday night, confirmed All India Radio. He was admitted to a hospital in Canada with breathing ailments.
He was in ventilation following a deteriorating health condition. He was living with his son and daughter-in-law in Canada for the last few years.
All India Radio in their official Twitter handle has confirmed that, “सुप्रसिद्ध चरित्र अभिनेता,संवाद लेखक
#kadarkhan अब हमारे बीच नही रहे। ईश्वर उनकी आत्मा को शांति दे l”
— ALL INDIA RADIO (@AkashvaniAIR) December 30, 2018
The actor has been put on a BiPAP ventilator after he had trouble breathing in a hospital in Canada. While Khan is conscious and is able to maintain eye contact, he has stopped talking. He also has symptoms of pneumonia.
Khan suffers from progressive supranuclear palsy (PSP), a degenerative disease that causes loss of balance, difficulty in walking and dementia. He also underwent surgeries in his knees in 2017.
Khan, a sought after dialogue writer in the 1990s, started his career in Bollywood with Yash Chopra’s Daag (1973). He has written 12 films with Aunty No 1 being his last. He is best remembered for films such as Dulhe Raja, Haseena Maan Jayegi and Mujhse Shaadi Karogi. He was last seen in 2015 film Ho Gaya Deemag Ka Dahi.