Mumbai: Noted actor Amitabh Bachchan expressed deep sorrow over the death of versatile actor Kader Khan and described his death as an irreparable loss for film industry. Amitabh tweeted, “Kadar Khan passes away. Sad depressing news . My prayers and condolences . A brilliant stage artist a most compassionate and accomplished talent on film .. a writer of eminence ; in most of my very successful films . A delightful company and a mathematician.”
Kader Khan and Amitabh Bachchan worked together in blockbuster films like Do Aur Do Paanch, Muqaddar Ka Sikandar, Mr. Natwarlal, Suhaag, Coolie and Shahenshah.
Expressing sorrow over the demise of Kader Khan, Ajay Devgan said Kader Khan was not only his teacher but was like his father.
Kader Khan died on Monday after prolonged illness at the age of 81.
Posting a tribute for the actor-screenwriter on social media Anupam Kher tweeted “KaderKhanSaab was one of the finest actors of our country. 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.”
Filmmaker Madhur Bhandarker tweeted, “Sad to hear the demise of the versatile writer, actor, comedian Kader Khan. He made us laugh and cry at the same time. He entertained us with his punchful dialogues. God bless his.” Anees Bazmee wrote: “Saddened to hear about Kader Khan. Had the privilege to work with him as a writer in Aankhen, Raja Babu, Shola Aur Shabnam, Bol Rahda Bol, Mujhse Shaadi Karogi and direct him in my debut film Hulchul. RIP Kader Khan. You shall always be missed.”