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Veteran actor Kader Khan passes away at age 81

Jan 01, 2019 12:05 IST
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Veteran actor-writer Kader Khan has died in Canada due to a prolonged illness, his son Sarfaraz confirmed today. He was 81. Kader Khan was admitted to a hospital in Canada on Friday after he complained of breathlessness; his funeral will take place later on Tuesday.

The actor had been admitted after complaining of breathlessness and was put on a BiPAP ventilator. He was unable to talk and also showed signs of pneumonia. Kader Khan suffered from progressive supranuclear palsy (PSP), a degenerative disease that causes loss of balance, difficulty in walking and dementia. Kader also underwent surgeries for his knees in 2017.