RIP: Veteran actor Kader Khan passes away after prolonged illness

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Veteran actor Kader Khan who was hospitalized in Canada, passes away after a prolonged illness. He was 81.

 Kader Khan passes away

The actor’s son Sarfaraz Khan confirmed the news and said, “My dad has left us. He passed away on December 31 at 6 pm as per Canadian time due to prolonged illness. He slipped into coma in the afternoon. He was in the hospital for 16-17 weeks. The last rites will be performed here in Canada only. We have our entire family here and we live here so we are doing it,” Khan’s son Sarfaraz told PTI.

“We are thankful to everyone for their blessings and prayers,” he added.

Kader Khan passes away

The last rites of the actor will be performed in Canada only.

The actor had been admitted to hospital after complaining of breathlessness and was put on a BiPAP ventilator.

Kader Khan is, reportedly, suffering from Progressive Supranuclear Palsy, a degenerative disease that causes loss of balance, difficulty in walking and dementia.

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The actor who has given impeccable and rib tickling performances in many Bollywood films. He have acted in more than 300 films was last spotted at the trailer launch of film ‘Hogaya Dimaagh Ka Dahi’ in August 2015.

May his soul rest in peace!