Veteran actor Kader Khan who passes away on December 31, 2018 due to age-related complications has recently awarded the Padma Shri posthumously.
The award is received by late actor’s son Sarfraz in Toronto and the picture of the same is doing the rounds on social media.
Since, Sarfraz could not make it to the Rashtrapati Bhuvan, the award was handed over in Toronto by the Consul General Dinesh Bhatia.
Sarfaraz receives father’s Padmashri award
The Consulate General of India in Canada shared the picture with the caption, “Consul General Dinesh Bhatia delivered Padma Shri 2019 award for Shri Kader Khan (posthumously) to his son Shri Sarfraz Khan, in Toronto. Shri Sarfraz, who couldn’t receive the award personally from Rashtrapati Bhavan, thanked Government of India for the unique honour bestowed on his late father (sic).”
Talking about receiving an award from the government, Kader Khan had once said to IANS, “If the government feels that I have done good work, it will honour me. It’s people’s love that they are demanding it for me. It’s good that I did not get one. It’s good that they did not give me a Padma Shri. I have neither flattered anyone in my life, nor will I ever. I don’t want these awards if they have been given to people (in the industry) who got it this time. An award is a no big thing, but its importance lies in the people it has been conferred upon. Earlier, there was a certain honesty in these awards but it’s not the same case now. People have now forgotten to respect others and have become way too selfish. I would think that I was not as capable as those who were chosen for the Padma awards this year. I, however, thank all those who proposed my name for it.”
Kader Khan have acted in more than 300 films was last spotted at the trailer launch of film ‘Hogaya Dimaagh Ka Dahi’ in August 2015.