Kader Khan’s Son Receives Father’s Padma Shri

Kader Khan passed away recently, his son collected the award on his behalf
Kader Khan’s Son Receives Father’s Padma Shri
Kader Khan

The  late  and much-missed actor-writer-director Kader Khan who  passed away  in January 2019 was awarded  a much-deserved Padma Shri posthumously. Kader Saab’s son Sarfaraz  who lives with his family in Toronto was  supposed to  attend  the  awards  function in New Delhi . But could not make  it. Earlier this week the Padma Shri was delivered  to Sarfaraz Khan by India’s Consul General  Dinesh  Bhatia  in Toronto.

When the Padma Shri had been announced for Kader Saab, Sarfarz had told this writer, “It (the Padma Shri) is  a statement  on my father’s hard work in Indian cinema  for   45 years. And I accept it  woth joy pride and  humility on his behalf. If God is happy with what an  individual has done in his life, He  will find  a way to give love and respect  to that  individual even when he’s gone. I will be in India to receive the honour on behalf of my father.”

Now  after  his  inability to  show up at the Rashtrapati  Bhawan  on his father’s behalf to personally collect  the greatest honour  of his father’s career ,speaking  exclusively to this  writer  from Toronto Sarfaraz Khan explained  why he couldn’t  make it to New Delhi to receive  the award. “I had got a short notice for the ceremony and tried my best to make it but unfortunately could not during that time.This is the best gift of my life , my Dad’s Padma Shri I received on my birthday. I am grateful to the Honourable President of India for presenting the award to my father. Would like to thank the Government of India and the jury members of the ceremony. Would also like to thank the people of India for the love and respect they have always showed towards my father and his family, this could not be possible without them. On my father’s behalf I would like to thank everyone who believed in my father’s skills and ability, and would love to share this happiness with them.”

For close to  40 years  Kader Saab ruled  Bollywood as  writer  and actor. He was  associated with  many of Amitabh Bachchan’s and Govinda’s biggest  hits.Many felt he was disillusioned with the  treatment he  got from the  Mumbai  film industrywhen he  left India to be with his  sons  in  Canada during his final years

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