Veteran Bollywood actor Razak Khan passes away

Veteran Bollywood actor Razak Khan passed away in Mumbai today after suffering a heart attack.

Veteran Bollywood actor Razak Khan passes away
Razak Khan

He was known for playing comic roles in films like 'Hello Brother', 'Hungama' and 'Hera Pheri', among others.

The veteran comedian suffered a massive heart attack at 12.30 am on Wednesday. He was rushed to Holy Family hospital in Bandra, Mumbai where he was declared dead on arrival by the doctors.

His son, Asad, who is working in Croatia, is expected to reach here 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".

Fans took to Twitter to mourn the demise of the actor.

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