A renowned Indian comedian Kader Khan passed away after a prolonged illness in Toronto, Canada on Tuesday at the age of 81.
He was born on October 22, 1935 in Kabul, Afghanistan and is the son of Abdul Rehman and Iqbal Begum. He claims to be of Kakar tribe of the Pashtuns.
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He is survived by two sons Sarfaraaz and Shahnawaz Khan. Kader Khan was fluent in Urdu, Hindi, English and Pashto language.
At age one, his family immigrated to Mumbai and started living in the slums. He got enrolled in school and later did his graduation from Ismail Yusuf College affiliated to Mumbai University, the then Bombay University from 1970 till 1975, he taught at MH Saboo Siddik College of Engineering, Byculla as a professor of civil engineering.