'Kader Khan, the legendary Bollywood actor, comedian, script and dialogue writer and director passed away today. May his soul Rest In Peace!' - this was the message I received on Facebook.
This happened as rumours gained currency after an 'RIP Kader Khan' Facebook page was created, and the condolences started circulating in the social media. "Kader Khan passed away. May his soul rest in peace!," posted one user and others followed suit. Soon social networking websites were abuzz with rumours about the actor's demise, condolences and homage.
However, the air was cleared soon and it turned out to be another social media hoax. Actor Kader Khan is hale and hearty. May the 77-year-old multi-talented artist live long!
Reportedly, Khan's family got upset with rumours about his death doing the rounds on the social-networking websites and tried to counter the rumours. Khan has urged people to stop spreading rumours about his death.