Members of the film industry paid tribute to veteran Bollywood actor Kader Khan, who passed away on 31 December due to prolonged illness.
Khan’s frequent collaborator Amitabh Bachchan remembered the actor for his contribution to cinema.
The duo worked together on blockbusters such as Do Aur Do Paanch, Muqaddar Ka Sikandar, Mr Natwarlal, Suhaag, “Coolie and Shahenshah.
Manoj Bajpayee tweeted —
Calling him one of the finest actors of India, Anupam Kher said Khan will be missed for his brilliance.
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Filmmaker Madhur Bhandarkar and Anees Bazmee also paid tribute.
Director Milap Zaveri said he has a huge regret that he never got an opportunity to work with the highly-regarded actor.
“RIP Kader Khan sir... 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’,” he tweeted.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi recalled Khan’s “stupendous acting skills”.
Union minister Smriti Irani credited Khan for giving the audiences some of the best funny moments.
Actor-comic Vir Das remembered Khan as one of the “few talents to straddle comedic and dramatic work so brilliantly for so long.”
National Film Archive of India (NFAI) also paid tributes to the actor.