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Bollywood actor-director Kader Khan dies

03 January 2019 – Kathmandu, Nepal – Tu Kulli hai, kulli hai, kulli hai, we are all servant to the almighty. Nature’s choice is the one no one can differ, Bollywood has lost a veteran actor, director and comedian Kader Khan on the first day of 2019.

As Per news published worlwide, Veteran Bollywood actor-director-writer-comedian and a Quranic scholar, Kader Khan died after a prolonged illness at a hospital in Toronto in Canada, a family member said here on Tuesday.
According to Ahmed Khan, a close relative, he passed away around  4 AM. (IST). He added that the last rites will be held in a Toronto cemetery later in the day.

Reported to be critical and on a ventilator, rumors of Kader’s demise had been doing the rounds on social networks and some media outlets (not IANS), since the past five days, which left the family and other relatives traumatized.

He spent nearly four months in hospital, for various old-age related ailments including breathing issues and finally succumbed on December 31 evening (Toronto time).

Born on October 22, 1937 in Kabul, Afghanistan, to a Pashtun family, Kader Khan was educated in a municipal school and later graduated from Mumbai’s Ismail Yusuf College, Jogeshwari, a government-run institution.

An avid reader and a film-buff, he had a huge collection of books on various subjects related to film-making, acting, screenplay writing, penning story-dialogues and other departments, and had a mastery over Urdu.

Starting with his first film as an actor in “Daag”, (1973), over the next 35 years he went on to act in over 300 films in memorable roles, and also wrote the story or dialogues for more than 250 films in Hindi and Urdu, starting with “Roti” (1974).

Some of his most memorable films as a comedian-character actor are: “Daag”, “Adalat”, “Bairaag”, “Parvarish”, “Muqaddar Ka Sikandar, “Shalimar”, “Mr. Natwarlal”, “Suhaag”, “Dhan Daulat”, “Qurbani”, “Jwalamukhi”, “Abdullah”, “Naseeb”, “Ahista Ahista”, “Yaarana”, “Zamaane Ko Dikhana Hai”, “Satte Pe Satta”, “Raaz”, “Desh Premee”, “Sanam Teri Kasam”, “Mehndi Rang Layegi”, “Himmatwala”, “Coolie”, “Ghar Ek Mandir”, “John Jaani Janardhan”, “Tawaif”, “Loha”, “Jawab Hum Denge”, “Shahenshah”, “Pyar Ka Mandir”, “Khoon Bhari Maang”, “Vardi”, “Baap Numbri, Beta Dus Numbri”, “Pyar Ka Devta”, “Saajan”, “Bol Radha Bol”, “Meherbaan”, “Aankhen”, “Eena Meena Deeka”, “Coolie No.1”, “Saajan Chale Sasural”, “Judaai”, “Dulhe Raja,” “Aunty No.1” and “Sooryavansham”.

He penned the story-dialogues for top-grossing films like: “Jawani Diwani”, “Benaam”, “Roti”, “Amar Akbar Anthony”, “Parvarish”, “Muqaddar Ka Sikandar”, “Suhaag”, “Mr. Natwarlal, “Yaarana”, “Lawaaris”, “Desh Premee”, “Khuddar”, “Coolie”, “Sharaabi”, “Ganga Jamna Saraswati”, “Singhasan”, “Khoon Bhari Maang” and “Aunty No. 1”. He also produced a film, “Shama” in 1981.

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

We at nepalee.com and family pray to almighty the most merciful for his departed soul may rest in Paradise and would give strength to bare the pain for family and followers around the world. May he be remembered forever for his cheerful comedy and movies he have wrote, directed and played. Rest in Peace!!