Bollywood funny man Razak Khan dies after cardiac arrest

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Bollywood comedian Razak Khan, who worked in films like “Hera Pheri”, “Raja Hindustani” and “Baadshah” among others, died in Mumbai on Wednesday morning after a heart attack.

“Lost my elder brother Razak bhai due to cardiac arrest. Please pray for his soul,” the actor’s close friend Shehzad Khan posted on Facebook, confirming the death. Khan, 65, was rushed to Holy Family hospital in suburban Bandra at around 12.30 AM where on arrival doctors declared him dead.

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.

Khan was noted for supporting and comic roles. He was known for his comic role of Manikchand in the 1999 Abbas-Mustan directed film Baadshah, as Ninja Chacha in the 1999 film Hello Brother and as Takkar Pehelwan in Akhiyon Se Goli Maare. Razak has also been part of several TV shows like Comedy Nights With Kapil (CNWK) and movies like Hello Brother, Hera Pheri, Baadshah, Roop Ki Rani Choron Ka Raja, Raja Hindustani, Haseena Maan Jaayegi among others.

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Razak Khan played Bua’s husband Golden Bhai in Kapil Sharma’s show CNWK. Apart from playing Makodi Pehlwan in Chamatkar alongside Farooq Shaikh, he was seen in R. K. Laxman Ki Duniya in a cameo role. Khan had acted in more than 90 films.

His son Asad Khan wasexpected to reach Mumbai from Croatia on Wednesday. The funeral will be held at Narialwadi Kabaristan, Byculla, after 4pm on Thursday. – CINEWS

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