Khan's son Sarfaraz said: “He slipped into coma in the afternoon and passed away at 6 pm Canadian time due to prolonged illness. He was in the hospital for 16-17 weeks. The last rites will be performed in Canada.”
The list of his great films includes Amar Akbar Anthony, Muqaddar ka Sikandar, Coolie, Adalat, Raja Babu, among others. He was known as the most-prolific dialogue writer, penning many of Amitabh Bachchan hits.
Some of his famous dialogues are: Hum jahan khade hote hain line wohin se shuru hoti hai (Kaalia, 1981), Is thappad ki goonj suni tumne, ab is goonj ki goonj tumhe sunai degi (Karma, 1986), Aisa to aadmi life mein do heech time bhaagta hai... Olympic ka race ho ya phir police ka case ho (Amar Akbar Anthony, 1977), among others.
Kader Khan was very versatile as an actor; he could be mean (Naseeb, 1981), mean but funny (Dulhe Raja, 1998), downright funny (Mujhse Shaadi Karogi, 2004), even the family’s suffering patriarch (Jaisi Karni Waisi Bharni, 1989). In his prime, he could also be the central performer (Baap Numbri, Beta Dus Numbri, 1990) in the movie.
In his heyday, he had worked with two top names of Bollywood: Director Manmohan Desai and Prakash Mehra. He had also produced a film ‘Shama’ in 1981. Many may not know that he was also MTech (civil Engineering), and good science and maths teacher.
Cable Quest deeply mourns his demise.