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Following rumours that veteran actor/comedian Kader Khan has passed away, it was confirmed on Tuesday morning that he breathed his last in a hospital in Canada after a prolonged illness.

The 81-year-old was transferred from a regular ventilator to a special BiPAC ventilator after he complained of breathlessness. The news was shared by a family member with Indian news agency IANS.



Earlier, the rumours of his death started doing rounds on the social media, which were dismissed by his son, Sarfaraz who was by his ailing father’s side in Canada. Kader Khan was being taken care of by his son and daughter-in-law.

According to his son, Kader Khan had undergone knee surgery.

The actor was most known for his comedic roles and his camaraderie with Amitabh Bachchan in the 1980s which sprung him to popularity. However, his relationship with the iconic actor soured during the later years of his career.

This is a breaking story and will be updated accordingly.