Veteran Bollywood actor, screenwriter and a professor Kader Khan has passed away at the age of 81 in Canada on January 1st as he was suffering from Progressive Supra nuclear Palsy, a degenerative disease that causes loss of balance, difficulty in walking and dementia. He was born in Kabul, Afghanistan and raised in the midst of poverty in Kamathipura in Mumbai. He was an engineer in training and a professor of civil engineering. He was also the funny man of the 1980s.
Kader Khan, whose earthy and street-smart dialogues added muscle and spice to Bollywood Cinema Industry. Kader Khan dedicates his life to comedy and made a million happy. He made his acting debut in 1973 with Rajesh Khanna’s “Daag” and has featured in over 300 films. He has also written dialogues for over 250 movies. Before starting his career as an actor he had written dialogues for Randhir Kapoor-Jaya Bachchan’s “Jawani Diwani”.
Kader Khan’s dialogues could produce “claps and wolf-whistles from frontbenchers, evoke laughter or make handkerchief wet”.
He wrote lines that college student and the youngster would repeat outside the theaters:
“Is thappad ki goonj suni tumne, ab iss goonj ki goonj tumhe sunai degi?” he said in (Karma, 1986)
“Aisa to aadmi life mein do heech time bhaagta hai… Olympic ka race ho ya Phir police ka case ho he said in (Amar Akbar Anthony 1977)” and many more.
Kader Khan has also given many comedian speeches which made people laugh in the movie theatre “Sarkar agar is gaon ke sar hain to main uska seeng marke Singapore bana deta hoon he said in (Himmatwala, 1983)”.
In Ghar Sangsar (1986), when the daughter reacts to her father’s lecture, saying, “This is too much,” he replies, “Not too much, three much, Balki magarmachh, lekin bilkul sach.”
Being a screenwriter, Kader Khan frequently collaborated with Manmohan Desai and Prakash Mehra. His films with Desai include “Dharam Veer”, “Ganga Jamuna Saraswati”, “Coolie”, “Desh Premee”, “Suhaag”, “Parvarish” and “Amar Akbar Anthony” and films with Prakash Mehra includes “Jwalamukhi”, “Sharaabi”, “Lawaaris”, “Muqaddar Ka Sikandar”.