Veteran actor Razak Khan (Razzak Khan), who is known for his comic roles, died of a heart attack in Mumbai, according to reports. He breathed his last at the Holy Family Hospital in Mumbai.
The comedy actor was rushed to the hospital at around 12.30 a.m., where he was declared "brought dead." The cremation will be held on Thursday at around 4 p.m. at Narialwadi Qabristan, Byculla, Spotboye reported. He will be cremated after his son Asad, who works in Croatia, arrives in India.
Actor Shehzad Khan, who was close to Razzak and had worked with him in several movies, shared the news on Facebook. "Lost my elder brother Razak Bhai due to cardiac arrest. Plz pray for his soul."
In his acting career, Razak shared screen-space with notable Bollywood actors, including Shah Rukh Khan, Salman Khan, Aamir Khan, Govinda, Akshay Kumar, Ajay Devgn, Anil Kapoor, Karisma Kapoor, Preity Zinta, Kajol, Rani Mukherji and Raveena Tandon.
Razak is known for his screen names, including Babu Bilseri, Ninja ChaCha, Manikchand and Pappu Kangi. He has acted in movies like "Roop Ki Rani Choron Ka Raja," Baadshah," "Mohra," "Hello Brother," "Haseena Maan Jaayegi," "Pyaar Kiya To Darna Kya," "Raja Hindustani," "Kyaa Kool Hai Hum" and "Action Jackson."
He was last seen on the popular show "Comedy Nights With Kapil," which aired in 2014. He appeared as Golden Bhai and married bua on the show.
Bollywood celebrities, including Anurag Kashyap, Hansal Mehta, Satish Kaushik and Arshad Warsi, expressed their grief and shock over the death of Razak.
Check out the tweets below:
Kapil Sharma: A very nice person n talented actor .May ur soul rest in peace razak bhai
Ragini Khanna: #ripRazzakKhan Had the honour of working with u in a forthcoming film.U will always be my Pappu kangi who brightened my childhood prayers
Ashish Chowdhry: He was always on a treadmill beside me in my gym.Even a coupla days back.Such a positive,happy man.Gonna miss u Sir.
Tusshar Kapoor: Saddened to hear of the sudden demise of co actor & good friend #RazakKhan! Our 'Popat' laundry guy from the KKHH series will be missed!RIP
Kiku Sharda: RIP..Heartbroken de very sweet golden Bhai no more.. #ripRazzakKhan wus de nicest at our #cnwk bua ki shaadi shoot
Kunal Kohli: #rip #Razakkhan Razak bhai won't bump into you at Holiday inn no more :-( you will be missed, a fine human being
Anurag Kashyap: Vikas Mohan yesterday , Razzak Khan today .. We are losing a lot of good people. Hope the families find strength in these times.
Satish Kaushik: Shocked to hear abt sudden demise of Razzak Khan bhai.he made his debut in my first film
Arshad Warsi: Funny man Razak Khan has also passed away. May his soul rest in p
Rishi Kapoor: R I P. Razak Khan,a colleague of many a film. Condolences to all concerned!
Hansal Mehta: Sad to hear about passing away of Razzak Khan. His finest performance in 'Dubai Return' with @irrfan_k unfortunately remains in the cans.