Irrfan Khan one of the most versatile actor has died today at the age of 54. He has been admitted to Mumbai’s Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital on Tuesday, under observation for colon infection. In 2018 the actor had announced that he’d been in diagnosed with a neuroendocrine tumour.
“I trust, I have surrendered”; these were the some of the many words that Irrfan expressed in a heartfelt note he wrote in 2018 opening up about his fight with cancer. And a man of few words and an actor of silent expressions with his deep eyes and his memorable actions on screen. It’s saddening that this day, we have to bring forward the news of him passing away.
Irrfan was a strong soul, someone who fought till the very end and always inspired everyone who came close to him. After having been struck by lightning in 2018 with the news of rare cancer, he took life soon after as it came and he fought the many battles that came with it. Surrounded by his love, his family for whom he most cared about, he left for heavenly abode, leaving behind truly a legacy of his own. We all pray and hope that he is at peace. And to resonate and part with his words he had said, “As if I was tasting life for the first time, the magical side of it”.
Director Shoojit Sircar took to twitter to express his condolence over the actor’s demise. He shares, “My dear friend Irfaan. You fought and fought and fought. I will always be proud of you.. we shall meet again.. condolences to Sutapa and Babil.. you too fought, Sutapa you gave everything possible in this fight. Peace and Om Shanti. Irfaan Khan salute. ”
My dear friend Irfaan. You fought and fought and fought. I will always be proud of you.. we shall meet again.. condolences to Sutapa and Babil.. you too fought, Sutapa you gave everything possible in this fight. Peace and Om shanti. Irfaan Khan salute.
— Shoojit Sircar (@ShoojitSircar) April 29, 2020
Irrfan entertained us through his films for several decades and he praised for his roles not only in India but all over the world. The actor also gave us some international blockbusters such as Slumdog Millionaire, Jurassic World, The Amazing Spider-Man and Life of Pi.
The list of his most famous films like the Academy Award-nominated Salaam Bombay(1988),!, Maqbool (2004), Paan Singh Tomar (2011), The Lunchbox (2013), Haider (2014), Piku (2015), Hindi Medium (2019) and so on.
Recently the actor lost his mother, Saeeda Begum who was 95. Unable to travel for his mother’s last rites, he had attended her funeral via video call. Earlier this year the actor appeared to the big screen with Homi Adajania’s “Angrezi Medium” when the theatres all over the country shut down within the days of its release. And recently this film was released on Disney+ Hotstar.