Speaking to a news agency, Kader Khan’s son Sarfaraz said, ‘My dad has left us. He passed away on December 31 at 6 pm as per Canadian time due to prolonged illness. He slipped into coma in the afternoon. He was in the hospital for 16-17 weeks. The last rites will be performed here in Canada only. We have our entire family here and we live here so we are doing it. We are thankful to everyone for their blessings and prayers. The surgery did not go wrong. It was just that my father refused to get up after it. We were told that he has to make an effort and try to start walking from the next day but he just didn’t do it’
Best known for acting in popular films such Mujhse Shaadi Karogi, Akhiyon Se Goli Maare, Joru Ka Ghulam, Haseena Maan Jaayegi, Aunty No. 1 and Judwaa, Khan was living in Canada with Sarfaraz and his daughter-in-law Shahista. He was 81.