It's a great loss to the Indian cinema as veteran actor-writer Kader Khan passed away due to prolonged illness at the age of 81 on December 31.
His son Sarfaraz confirmed that Khan was admitted to a hospital in Canada and his last rites will be conducted in the country.
"My dad has left us. He passed away on December 31 at 6 pm as per Canadian time due to prolonged illness. He slipped into coma in the afternoon. He was in the hospital for 16-17 weeks. The last rites will be performed here in Canada only. We have our entire family here and we live here so we are doing it," Khan's son Sarfaraz told PTI.
Kader Khan who made his acting debut in 1973 with Rajesh Khanna's Daag had featured in over 300 films and was at his peak in the 1980s-90s.
Commemorating his iconic journey in the Indian cinema, here are 8 best of his comic works in the industry.
Baap Numbri Beta Dus Numbri (1990)
Directed by Aziz Sejawal, the film had Kader Khan and Shakti Kapoor in pivotal roles. Touted as one of the most successful releases of the year, Kader Khan won Filmfare Award for Best Comedian.
A movie by K. Bapaiah, Sikka featured Dharmendra, Jackie Shroff, Dimple Kapadia and Kader Khan in major roles. the veteran actor was recognised for his impeccable comic timing and earned him a Filmfare nomination.
Dulhe Raja (1998)
One of the evergreen films that is capable to take its audience on a rollercoaster ride. Kader Khan as K.K. Singhania essays the role of Raveena's father who wants to save his daughter from falling in love with Raja (Govinda).
Main Khiladi Tu Anari (1994)
One of the best films of Kader Khan commercially, his role as Commissioner Lal was one of the most loved characters of Khan. Starring Akshay Kumar, Saif Ali Khan and Shilpa Shetty, Main Khiladi Tu Anari was well received by the critics and viewers alike.
Coolie No. 1 (1995)
David Dhawan, Govinda and Kader Khan, the trio has been remarkable in a number of films and Coolie No. 1 is one of them. The film went on to become a classic feature in Indian film history and is now considered as a cult in its genre.
General Rana Pratap Singh (Kader Khan) brings a hilarious twist in the film as he wants his daughter to get married to a military officer. But Govinda who falls in love with her comes in the way of his plan.
Once again the trio Govinda, David Dhawan and Kader Khan create magic on screen with their perfect comic timing. In the entire film, Kader Khan faces two of the biggest problems in his life- his sons Munnu (Chunky Pandey) and Bunnu (Govinda).
Mujhse Shaadi Karogi (2004)
Having a stellar cast like Priyanka Chopra, Salman Khan and Akshay Kumar in the lead roles, Kader Khan stole the limelight whenever he appeared on the screen. His on-point comic timing in the film proved that there can be no other Kader Khan in the industry.