On screen, Kader Khan enthralled an entire generation of movie watchers with his comic timing and antics. However, after he fell ill and during the last few years of his life, the great actor was reportedly alone and very few people from the industry bothered to call on him or his family. His son, Sarfaraz, had also spoken about the fragmented camps and loyalties in Bollywood, calling out Govinda’s hypocrisy in saying that Khan was a ‘father figure’ but not calling on him even once during his prolonged illness.
Like Khan, a number of actors who were sought after during the peak of their careers, found themselves alone towards the end and died lonely and often penniless. We take a look at the great stars of the yesteryears who died, forgotten: