Funeral of Indian actor Kader Khan to be observed in Canada today
The funeral prayers of Bollywood’s veteran actor-cum-writer Kader Khan, who died on January 1, will be observed on Thursday (today) in Canada, his son Sarfaraz said.
The legendary actor will be laid to rest at Meadowvale cemetery at 2:30 pm as per Canadian time.
“The last rites will be performed here in Canada as we have our entire family here. He is going to be buried at approximately 2:30 pm as per Canadian time at Meadowvale cemetery,” Sarfaraz said.
Kader Khan breathed his last at the age of 81 in Canada after battling with chronic health issues.
According to details, the seasoned artist was admitted to a hospital on Dec 28 after complaining about breathlessness. He was unable to talk and was put on a ventilator.
Kader Khan had been suffering from progressive supra-nuclear palsy (PSP), a degenerative disease that causes loss of balance, difficulty in walking and dementia.
Khan was born in Kabul and made his Bollywood debut as an actor in 1973. Starting off his career with Rajesh Khanna’s Daag, the actor played various roles in over 300 films. Moreover, Khan wrote dialogues for above 250 movies. Randhir Kapoor-Jaya Bachchan’s Jawani Diwani was the first movie for Khan as a dialogue writer.
During his career, Khan was known in Bollywood for remarkably playing comic roles. He entertained his audience with a number of comedy hits like Dulhe Raja, Coolie No.1, Bade Miyan Chote Miyan, Raja Babu, Saajan Chale Sasural, Aunty No.1 and others.