Mumbai: Well-known Bollywood comedian Razak Khan, who played comic roles in around a 100 movies in the past 25 years, passed away here following a heart attack, a family member said.
His brother Shehzad Khan made the announcement in a Facebook post on Wednesday morning triggering a wave of condolences on social networking sites.
Khan suffered a massive heart attack around 12.30 am on Wednesday and was rushed to Holy Family Hospital, Bandra, where he was pronounced dead on admission.
His son, Asad, who is working in Croatia, is expected to reach Mumbai later on Wednesday and the funeral shall be performed at the Nariyalwadi Cemetery, Byculla on Thursday afternoon.
Tall, thin and lanky, with a hippie style haircut, Razak Khan was first seen in Roop Ki Rani, Choron Ka Raja in 1993, and later appeared in comic roles in many movies.
More than his real name, his screen character names — Lucky Chikna, Keshav, Manikchand, Fainku, Babu Bisleri, Popatwala — became his trademark as he enacted memorable comic scenes besides some of the biggest actors.
Among his notable roles were in movies like Kyaa Kool Hain Hum series, don Kabira's sidekick in Baadshah, Raja Hindustani, Hello Brother, Hera Pheri, Phir Hera Pheri, Bhagam Bhaag, Ankhiyon Se Goli Mare, Pyaar Kiya To Darna Kya, Loha and Ishq.
The film fraternity expressed shock at Razak's demise over Twitter:
— kunal kohli (@kunalkohli) June 1, 2016
Funny man Razak Khan has also passed away. May his soul rest in peace...
— Arshad Warsi (@ArshadWarsi) June 1, 2016
R I P. Razak Khan,a colleague of many a film. Condolences to all concerned! pic.twitter.com/5QXYVYBN4M
— Rishi Kapoor (@chintskap) June 1, 2016
— satish kaushik (@satishkaushik2) June 1, 2016
Published Date: Jun 01, 2016 03:33 pm | Updated Date: Jun 01, 2016 04:53 pm