Veteran Bollywood actor Kader Khan’s son Sarfaraz has rejected the reports of his father’s death saying that he was alive and still in hospital in Canada. He told news agency PTI, “It is all a lie. It (is) just a rumour. My father is in the hospital.”
This was after social media users began to post messages of condolence claiming that the legendary actor had passed away.
My deepest condolences on the passing away of one of the most versatile actors of Indian Cinema #KaderKhan Sahib. RIP!
— Salman Nizami (@SalmanNizami_) December 30, 2018
— Amol Khiladi (@Khiladi_desi) December 30, 2018
Today we lost one of the finest actor of bollywood industry more than actor he was a great human being ?
You have been our greatest source of inspiration and courage. Deep in our hearts we will always keep your image…
May Yours Soul Rest In Peace? pic.twitter.com/GuQouA3vQl
— Aman ❤ (@Aman_Srk4life) December 30, 2018
— Salman Abdi (@SalmanAabdi) December 30, 2018
Last week, Kader Khan had to be hospitalised in a hospital in Canada after he developed breathing problem. Khan, who has been staying in Canada with his son Sarfaraz and daughter-in-law Shaista, had to be placed on a Bipap ventilator.
Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan, who has acted with Khan several films including Do Aur Do Paanch, Muqaddar Ka Sikandar, Mr. Natwarlal, Suhaag, Coolie and Shahenshah, had taken to Twitter to urge fans to pray for his speedy recovery. He had tweeted, ““KADER KHAN .. actor writer of immense talent .. lies ill in Hospital .. PRAYERS and DUAS for his well being and recovery .. saw him perform on stage, welcomed him and his prolific writing for my films .. great company, a Libran .. and many not know , taught Mathematics !”
Khan was born in Kabul and made his Bollywood debut in 1973 in Daag starring Rajesh Khanna. He went on to act in more than 300 films. Aside from being an accomplished actor, he also dialogues for over 250 films. Before becoming an actor, he wrote dialogues for Randhir Kapoor-Jaya Bachchan’s Jawani Diwani.