Veteran actor-writer Kader Khan passed away on January 1. He was buried on Thursday at a cemetery in Canada. Notably, Kader Khan died after a prolonged illness at a hospital in Canada. He was 81.
Prior to final rites of Kader Khan, his fans and followers came together to pay their last respect to the veteran actor at his funeral that was held yesterday in Toronto, Canada. At the veteran actor’s funeral, his son Sarfaraz was seen addressing the crowd. He thanked the people for being there.
You can have a look at some visuals from the funeral ceremony of the actor shared by news agency ANI below:
Canada: #Visuals from veteran actor & screenwriter Kader Khan's funeral ceremony held in Mississauga yesterday. He passed away at the age of 81 in a hospital in Toronto on January 1 pic.twitter.com/08TPt8AWMg
— ANI (@ANI) January 3, 2019
Addressing the people gathered at the funeral, Kader Khan’s son Sarfaraz said that his father loved them all. Sarfaraz even stated that his father used to say that if anyone of us (his Brothers) refused to care for him, one of you (fans) will care for him.”
Meanwhile, in Mumbai also, several Bollywood actors and comedians came together for Kader Khan’s prayer meet.
Some more pictures and videos were shared on Instagram from the actor’s funeral and prayer meet.
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The legendary actor and writer Kader Khan's funeral took place yesterday at ISNA and he was buried at Meadowvale Cemetery. Son Sarfaraz Khan said that Kader Khan died surrounded by his family members and he had a "smile on his face" as he died. "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. May Allah forgive Brother Kader and give him the highest place in Jannah. #KaderKhan #ripkaderkhan #kaderkhansaab #Bollywood #comedian #actor
In the following video, you can see the mortal remains of the late veteran actor being buried
Several Bollywood stars also expressed their grief upon losing one of the greatest actors and scriptwriter – Kader Khan.
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.#ripkaderkhansaab🙏🏻 pic.twitter.com/NISPM1UMs1
— Govinda (@govindaahuja21) January 1, 2019
T 3045 – 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 !! pic.twitter.com/l7pdv0Wdu1
— Amitabh Bachchan (@SrBachchan) January 1, 2019
— indianhistorypics (@IndiaHistorypic) January 1, 2019
However, Sarfaraz took a dig at actor Govinda over his tribute for the late actor. Sarfaraz in an interview given to news agency IANS said this, “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.”
He further added, “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. Luckily, my father had three sons to look after him. What about those who die with no financial and emotional support?”
Born in Kabul, Kader Khan made his acting debut in 1973 with Rajesh Khanna’s Daag and has featured in over 300 films. He has also written dialogues for over 250 movies. Before becoming an actor, he had written dialogues for Randhir Kapoor-Jaya Bachchan’s Jawani Diwani.
As a screenwriter, Khan collaborated with Manmohan Desai and Prakash Mehra. His films with Desai include Dharam Veer, Ganga Jamuna Saraswati, Coolie, Desh Premee, Suhaag, Parvarish and Amar Akbar Anthony and films with Mehra include Jwalamukhi, Sharaabi, Lawaaris and Muqaddar Ka Sikandar.