President Ram Nath Kovind mourns death of Bollywood actor Kader Khan

TWF IBNS By TWF IBNS | 03 Jan 2019 10:09:03 IST

Kovind described Khan as a versatile actor. "Sad to learn of the passing of veteran actor and dialogue writer Kader Khan. His versatility, from comic to negative roles, and the films he  embellished as a writer are still remembered. Condolences to his family, friends and fans #PresidentKovind," the official Twitter page of the President posted.

Bollywood actor Kader Khan, who entertained cine-goers of popular Indian cinema with his roles as either a comedian or a villain mostly during the 1980s and 90s, died on Tuesday after a  protracted illness in Canada. He was 81.

The news of his death was conveyed by his son. He was on a BiPAP ventilator (Bilevel positive airway pressure) following breathlessness, was also suffering from pneumonia. He had  Progressive Supranuclear Palsy, a degenerative disease that causes loss of balance and dementia.

Kader Khan, who was Afghan-born had acted in over 300 films after his debut film in the 1973 film DAAG. He was also a popular screenwriter for Bollywood films. He graduated from Ismail  Yusuf College affiliated to Bombay University. Before entering the fIlm industry he was teaching Civil Engineering at M. H. Saboo Siddik College of Engineering.
 



 

President Ram Nath Kovind

Sad to learn of the passing of veteran actor and dialogue writer Kader Khan. His versatility, from comic to negative roles, and the films he embellished as a writer are still remembered. Condolences to his family, friends and fans #PresidentKovind