Veteran comedy actor Razak Khan, who worked in films like “Hera Pheri”, “Raja Hindustani” and “Baadshah” among others, passed away on Wednesday following a cardiac arrest.
“Lost my elder brother Razak bhai due to cardiac arrest. Please pray for his soul,” the actor’s close friend Shehzad Khan posted on Facebook, confirming the death.
The 65-year-old Khan taken to Holy Family hospital in suburban Bandra at around 12.30 AM where he was pronounced dead on arrival.
According to a PTI report, his funeral will take place on Thursday at the Narialwadi Kabaristan at Byculla in Mumbai.
Filmmaker Priyadarshan, who worked with Razak in “Hera Pheri”, mourned the death of the comedian.
“I just got to know. It is really sad. He has worked with me in a lot of movies and he was a great actor,” filmmaker Priyadarshan was quoted by PTI.
The comedian was also seen in Salman Khan’s “Hello Brother”, Shah Rukh Khan-starrer “Baadshah”, and Aamir Khan’s “Raja Hindustani”.
Khan’s notable roles included “Anari No 1”, “Hera Pheri”, “Har Dil Jo Pyar Karega”, “Aamdani Atthani Kharcha Rupaiyaa” and “Hungama”.
“Vikas Mohan yesterday, Razzak Khan today .. We are losing a lot of good people. Hope the families find strength in these times,” director Anurag Kashyap tweeted.
Vikas Mohan yesterday , Razzak Khan today .. We are losing a lot of good people. Hope the families find strength in these times.
— Anurag Kashyap (@anuragkashyap72) June 1, 2016
“Funny man Razak Khan has also passed away. May his soul rest in peace,” Arshad Warsi tweeted.
Funny man Razak Khan has also passed away. May his soul rest in peace…
— Arshad Warsi (@ArshadWarsi) June 1, 2016
Filmmaker Hansal Mehta wrote, “Sad to hear about passing away of Razzak Khan. His finest performance in ‘Dubai Return’ with @irrfan_k unfortunately remains in the cans.”
Sad to hear about passing away of Razzak Khan. His finest performance in 'Dubai Return' with @irrfan_k unfortunately remains in the cans.
— Hansal Mehta (@mehtahansal) June 1, 2016
“R I P. Razak Khan, a colleague of many a film.
Condolences to all concerned!,” actor Rishi Kapoor tweeted.
Comedian Rajpal Yadav said the actor will be missed.
R I P. Razak Khan,a colleague of many a film. Condolences to all concerned! pic.twitter.com/5QXYVYBN4M
— Rishi Kapoor (@chintskap) June 1, 2016
TV comedy star Kapil Sharma tweeted, “A very nice person n talented actor. May your soul rest in peace Razak bhai.
A very nice person n talented actor .May ur soul rest in peace razak bhai pic.twitter.com/D4lIf6ZtVX
— Kapil Sharma (@KapilSharmaK9) June 1, 2016
Khan had played a cameo on Sharma’s show Comedy Nights with Kapil before the show was taken off air from Colors channel.