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President, PM condole Kader Khan demise


President Ram Nath Kovind, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and several political leaders on Tuesday condoled the death of veteran Bollywood actor-director Kader Khan. The President tweeted: "Sad to learn about the passing of veteran actor and dialogue writer Kader Khan. His versatility, from comic to negative roles, and the films he embellished as a writer are still remembered. Condolences to his family, friends and fans." Modi tweeted: "Kader Khanji brightened the screen with his stupendous acting skills and lightened it, thanks to his unique sense of humour. He was also a prolific screenwriter, associated with many memorable films. Saddened by his demise."

President, PM condole Kader Khan demise

Several political leaders also took to Twitter to express their condolences. Union Textiles Minister Smriti Irani said: "If you were a late 80s-90s kid who watched Hindi films, chances are you encountered the magic of Kader Khan. Never had the privilege of meeting him but if I ever had I would say 'thank you for the laughter, thank you for your craft'."

Congress spokesperson Randeep Singh Surjewala said: "My deepest condolences on the passing away of legendary icon Kader Khanji. A prolific actor, widely admired writer and director, he provided a cathartic impact on his audiences." Kader Khan passed away after a prolonged illness in Toronto late on Monday

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