Experienced actor Kader Khan was hospitalised in Canada after he ran through breathing problems. The 81-year-old veteran actor was under the weather and has been suffering from progressive supranuclear palsy (PSP) which is a degenerative brain disorder that affects body movement, walking, and balance as well.
According to the reports, doctors have transferred the patient from a regular ventilator to a non-invasive BiPAP ventilator. The report also added that he has also shown signs of pneumonia.
Hailing from Kabul, Afghanistan, Kader Khan has contributed a lot to Bollywood as he has acted over 300 films and written dialogues for over 250 films. Kader Khan made his acting debut in the 1973 Rajesh Khanna-starrer Daag.
Amitabh Bachchan and Kader Khan worked together in films such as Do Aur Do Paanch, Muqaddar Ka Sikandar, Mr. Natwarlal, Suhaag, followed by Coolie and Shahenshah. Kader Khan has also written dialogues for Coolie No. 1 and many more films as well. In the 90s, he was well known for the knack of his comic appearances in movies- Dulhe Raja, Coolie No.1, Judaai, Aunty No.1 and Bade Miyan Chote Miyan and Raja Babu.
As a screenwriter, Kader Khan’s works have never been in doubt. His contribution with Manmohan Desai and Prakash Mehra on their films starring Amitabh Bachchan. The latter with whom Kader Khan has shared screen space in films like Do Aur Do Paanch, Muqaddar Ka Sikandar, Mr. Natwarlal, Suhaag, Coolie and Shahenshah has tweeted his prayers for the actor’s recovery.
“T 3041 – KADER KHAN .. actor-writer of immense talent .. lies ill in Hospital .. PRAYERS and DUAS for his well being and recovery .. saw him perform on stage, welcomed him and his prolific writing for my films .. great company, a Libran .. and many not know, taught Mathematics !,” Big B wrote.
T 3041 – KADER KHAN .. actor writer of immense talent .. lies ill in Hospital .. PRAYERS and DUAS for his well being and recovery .. saw him perform on stage, welcomed him and his prolific writing for my films .. great company, a Libran .. and many not know , taught Mathematics ! pic.twitter.com/yE9SSkcPUF
— Amitabh Bachchan (@SrBachchan) December 28, 2018
As per a report in Spotboye, Kader Khan is conscious and makes an eye contact but he has stopped talking.
(With inputs from PTI)