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President, PM and Bollywood Stars Condole Kader Khan's Demise

Kader Khan had contributed to several Amitabh Bachchan films, like Amar Akbar Anthony, Muqaddar Ka Sikandar, Laawaris and Coolie as a writer. Big B led the Bollywood tributes to the brilliant stage artist and his contribution to cinema.

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Updated:January 1, 2019, 5:43 PM IST
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President, PM and Bollywood Stars Condole Kader Khan's Demise
Kader Khan had contributed to several Amitabh Bachchan films, like Amar Akbar Anthony, Muqaddar Ka Sikandar, Laawaris and Coolie as a writer. Big B led the Bollywood tributes to the brilliant stage artist and his contribution to cinema.

President Ram Nath Kovind, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and several Bollywood stars, including Amitabh Bachchan, paid tributes to veteran Bollywood actor-director-writer-comedian Kader Khan, who died after a prolonged illness at a hospital in Toronto in Canada.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">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 <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/PresidentKovind?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#PresidentKovind</a></p>&mdash; President of India (@rashtrapatibhvn) <a href="https://twitter.com/rashtrapatibhvn/status/1079995128347996161?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">January 1, 2019</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Kader Khan Ji brightened the screen with his stupendous acting skills and lightened it thanks to his unique sense of humour. <br><br>He was also a prolific screenwriter, associated with many memorable films. <br><br>Saddened by his demise. Condolences to his family and admirers.</p>&mdash; Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) <a href="https://twitter.com/narendramodi/status/1080002081983885312?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">January 1, 2019</a></blockquote>

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Several political leaders also took to Twitter to express their condolences. Textiles Minister Smriti Irani's tweet reflected every '90s kid's sentiments.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">If you were a late 80s-90s kid who watched Hindi films, chances are you encountered the magic of Kader Khan. Never had the privilege of meeting him but if I ever had I would say ‘ thank you for the laughter, thank you for your craft’ <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/RIPKaderKhan?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#RIPKaderKhan</a></p>&mdash; Smriti Z Irani (@smritiirani) <a href="https://twitter.com/smritiirani/status/1079970759802535936?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">January 1, 2019</a></blockquote>

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Khan was one of the most verstile talents in the Hindi film industry. Among various projects, he had contributed to several Bachchan films like Amar Akbar Anthony, Muqaddar Ka Sikandar, Laawaris and Coolie as a writer. Big B remembered the brilliant stage artiste and his contribution to cinema.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">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 !! <a href="https://t.co/l7pdv0Wdu1">pic.twitter.com/l7pdv0Wdu1</a></p>&mdash; Amitabh Bachchan (@SrBachchan) <a href="https://twitter.com/SrBachchan/status/1079979047885520901?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">January 1, 2019</a></blockquote>

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Actor Anupam Kher also hailed Kader Khan as "one of the finest actors of our country". The two had worked together in films like ChaalBaaz, Meherbaan and Bade Miyan Chote Miyan.

"It was a joy and a learning experience to be on the sets with him. His improvisational skills were phenomenal. His humour was eternal and original. He was a wonderful writer. We will miss him and his brilliance," he tweeted.

Filmmaker Anees Bazmee tweeted, "Had the privilege to work with him as a writer in 'Aankhen', 'Raja Babu', 'Shola Aur Shabnam', 'Bol Radha Bol', 'Mujhse Shaadi Karogi' and direct him in my debut film 'Hulchul'. RIP Kader Khan. You shall always be missed."

Filmmaker Madhur Bhandarkar also expressed his sadness at the demise of the "versatile writer, actor, comedian Kader Khan. He made us laugh and cry at the same time. He entertained us with his punchful dialogues. God bless his soul. RIP Sir".

Kader, 81, is survived by his wife Hajra, son Sarfaraz, daughter-in-law, and grandchildren.

 

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