Veteran actor-writer Kader Khan, died in Canada on Monday after suffering from prolonged illness. His son Sarfaraz confirmed the sad news. Khan was 81. His health worsened on Friday, and he was admitted to a hospital in Canada. According to the sources, the funeral will take place on Tuesday in Canada where his family resides now.

Khan’s acting debut was in 1973 with India’s first Superstar, Rajesh Khanna’s Daag. He has performed in over 300 Films. Along with acting, he wrote dialogues for over 250 Movies. His debut dialogue writing was in Randhir Kapoor-Jaya Bachchan’sJawaniDiwani. Khanas, a screenwriter, teamed up with Manmohan Desai and Prakash Mehra, very often.

Khan was the shining face of Indian comedy. Seen primarily in films with Govinda, he had worked in numerous movies digested by David Dhawan like Dulhe Raja, Coolie No.1, Bade MiyanChoteMiyan, Raja Babu, SaajanChaleSasural, Aunty No.1, among others. Khan had worked with all leading actors of 70s, 80s and 90s, including Rajesh Khanna, Bachchan, Jeetendra, Feroz Khan, Anil Kapoor and Govinda and others.
A hollow in Indian comedy is what it is apt to say