Veteran actor-writer Kader Khan, who died on New Year’s Eve, will be buried Wednesday at a cemetery in Canada, his son Sarfaraz said.Also Read - Kader Khan's Son Abdul Quddus Passes Away in Canada
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“The last rites will be performed here in Canada as we have our entire family here. He (Khan) is going to be buried at approximately 2:30 pm as per Canadian time at Meadowvale cemetery,” Sarfaraz told PTI. Also Read - Republic Day 2019: Padma Awards 2019 Announced - Here is The Complete List of 112 Awardees
Khan was reportedly suffering from progressive supranuclear palsy, a degenerative disease that causes loss of balance, difficulty in walking and dementia.
Born in Kabul, Khan’s family migrated to Mumbai when he was a year old.
Khan went on to write dialogues for over 250 films, including some of the biggest blockbusters of the ’70s and ’80s such as “Dharam Veer”, “Ganga Jamuna Saraswati”, “Coolie”, “Desh Premee”, “Suhaag”, “Parvarish”, “Amar Akbar Anthony”, “Sharaabi”, “Lawaaris” and “Muqaddar Ka Sikandar”.
He was equally prolific as an actor after making his screen debut in 1973 with Rajesh Khanna’s “Daag”. He featured in a variety of character roles in over 300 films.
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