#RIP Kader Khan: Lata Mangeshkar, Akshay Kumar, Amitabh Bachchan pay tribute

Legendary actor Kader Khan passed away in Canada on December 31st after prolonged illness and his last rites were performed in Canada with his son.

Here in India, Kader Khan’s close ones, colleagues and several Bollywood stars took to their social media account to pay their last respect to the departed soul.

Here’s what they tweeted:                                            

“Kadar Khan passes away. Sad depressing news. My prayers and condolences,” wrote Amitabh Bachchan, who worked with Kader Khan in movies like Do Aur Do Paanch, Muqaddar Ka Sikandar, Mr. Natwarlal, Suhaag and Shahenshah.

Farida Jalal wrote,“What a talented man he was. He was also a writer and I always was in awe of him for being so multi talented. He was a very good speaker as well, he had the smartest and wittiest answer to everything. This is such a sad news. God bless him wherever he is and condolences to his sons and family.”

Upasana Singh said, “Kaderji was very nice to me. I have worked with him in so many films. I learnt the nuances of comedy from him because I had entered films with the idea of being only an actress. I didn’t even know what a punchline in comedy meant. He taught me that. I know he was unwell but I will always remember him for being so caring and loving.

Actor Jackie Shroff said, “RIP. Lucky to have shared screen space with the legend... a writer, director, an actor and a great human.” Jackie had worked with the late actor in several films such as Angaar and Aaj Ka Daur.

Actor Akshay Kumar wrote on Twitter, “Saddened to learn about the demise of #KaderKhan Saab, had the good fortune of working with him in quite a few films...a fine actor and an even better comedian. My thoughts and prayers with his family.”

Actor Arjun Kapoor wrote, “An actor and a writer who defined a generation.. You’ve left a void in the industry that cannot be filled..RIP #KaderKhan.. My heartfelt prayers to his family.”

"It was a joy and a learning experience to be on the sets with him. His improvisational skills were phenomenal. His humour was eternal and original. He was a wonderful writer. We will miss him and his brilliance," he tweeted.

Khan’s former co-star, Raveena Tandon told HT, “There are things that we don’t want to happen but have to accept. Feeling gloomy about the sudden demise of such a superb actor. I have such beautiful memories with Kader Khan ji and learned a lot while we did movies together. In Dulhe Raja he not only played the role of my father but indeed was a fatherly figure to me in this industry. May his soul est in peace and God give strength to the family members to bear such an enduring loss.”

Textiles Minister Smriti Irani wrote, “If you were a late 80s-90s kid who watched Hindi films, chances are you encountered the magic of Kader Khan. Never had the privilege of meeting him but if I ever had I would say ‘ thank you for the laughter, thank you for your craft’ #RIPKaderKhan.”

“RIP Kader Khan. You shall always be missed," he tweeted.

Writer-director Milap Zaveri wrote, "Huge regret that I never got to work with you. You were an actor par excellence but an equally brilliant writer. Still quote your lines from the original Agneepath to people. 'Peeche nahi jaane ka. Peeche jaane se guzra hua waqt laut ke nahi aata'."