Hate to start your 2019 with this sad news. We have it
official from Kader Khan's residence in Canada that he is no more. The 81-year
old actor-dialogue writer has passed away after a long illness. Fed up of the
new ways of the industry and post a knee surgery in Mumbai, the legendary Khan
had shifted to be with his elder son Sarfaraz while his wife and younger son
Shanwaz stayed in the city.
"After the knee surgery in Kokilaben Ambani Hospital
aboit three years ago, he was never the same. He again fell on the same knee
and things just went downhill after that. Sarfaraz looked after him very well
but Khan saab failed to cooperate and respond to all treatment. Age-related
problems multiplied and he was strapped to a wheelchair since 2 years. Recently he had become bedridden so much so that three people were required to even turn
him on one side, he had put on lot of weight. The last few days saw him in coma
and virtually out of breath despite oxygen being administerd through a bipap
ventilator and then a Valve Oxygen."
"Writing was his only passion if and when he got
time, You would see him in lonely corners even on hectic schedules jotting down
dialogues " says a close friend of Khan.
The mortal remains of Kader saab will be laid to rest in
the next few hours. Arrangements are fast being done. We shall bring you the
update on that, soon.
May Kader Khan's soul rest in peace.
"Hardly anybody from the industry barring few were in touch with Sarfraz checking on Khan's failing health all these years. But then that is life," adds the source.