Kader Khan's mortal remains have not been laid to rest yet. The burial is slated for tomorrow. We have it from Kader Khan's residence that his son Sarfraz will soon issue the announcement of exact time to his friends and relatives. All the cemeteries are closed in Canada today where he passed away--- 6 PM Monday Toronto Time, 4.30 AM Tuesday IST. The body has been kept in a Masjid and it will be around 12 am after the namaaz that the final rites will be performed. As you read this, Sarfaraz accompanied by his younger brother Shaghnawaz is talking to the Masjid authorities.
Kader Khan passed away at 6am IST, today. SpotboyE.com was the FIRST to bring the sad news to you, all the other sections of the media were far behind. We now have more details. Kader saab died quite peacefully. The senior actor's breathlessness had decreased a few minutes before his pulse stopped. Shahnawaz had reached Toronto on Sunday with his mother (they stay in Mumbai) but he failed to see them, as he had slipped into a deep coma on Saturday.
Kader saab's last meal was on Thursday, and in fact, he ate rather well whatever the hospital gave him. His doting daughter-in-law fed him, Khan refused to take it from the nurse's hand. Shahista who is married to Sarfaraz even asked him if he liked the food that he was eating- and Kader saab shook his head to say 'No'. At this, Shahista told him that he should eat whatever he was having now, but would later quietly get him whatever he wanted from home. At this, Kader saab nodded to say 'yes'. This was his last meal and words (through his eyes) with his family in Canada, who has looked after him very lovingly- ever since she shifted there after his knee surgery in Mumbai and a brief stay in Dubai.
After Thursday, he did not eat a single morsel and did not sip even a drop of water. Even water could not be given intravenously since it would have led to accumulation of more fluid in his lungs.
May Kader saab's soul rest in peace. He was one of the finest actors and dialogue-writers that India has seen. A friend of his says, "Above all, he was a true Pathan. 5 days without a single morsel of food and a single drop of water. Is it possible for one to sustain 120 hours like that?"
May Kader saab's soul rest in peace. Bollywood is very hollow when it comes to dialogue-writing today, in fact since a long time when writers like Kader Khan and Salim Javed took the final bow. The poor writing spills on to make most films so fluffy and emotionless to watch. Koi shaque?
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