Irrfan Khan dies at 53
Indian actor Irrfan Khan has passed away at the age of 54. On Tuesday, he was admitted to Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital due to breathing issues. Irrfan came back to India after going for treatment in London for neuroendocrine tumour. His last film was ‘Angrezi Medium’.
Irrfan was one of India’s most famous actor, both locally and internationally. He worked with acclaimed directors in some very famous films, including blockbusters like Slumdog Millionaire, Jurassic World, The Amazing Spider-Man and Life of Pi.
In Bollywood, his most famous films are Maqbool, Paan Singh Tomar, The Lunchbox, Haider, Gunday, Piku and Talvar and Hindi Medium.
Irrfan managed to make a name and place for himself in the Hindi film industry by starting with serious cinema and then successfully moving on to commercial movies.
Here’s an official statement from Irrfan’s representatives:
‘I trust, I have surrendered,’ these were the some of the many words that Irrfan expressed in a heart felt 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 a 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 heaven 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’.
Irrfan lost his mother on Saturday and had to attend her funeral via video call. News of his demise was shared first by Shootjit Sircar who worked with Irrfan in ‘Piku’.
No one can replace his presence onscreen, he had a career many would envy. Irrfan will be truly missed.
May he finally rest in peace. He was the most talented Khan and to many, always will be!
Saahabzaade Irfan Ali Khan is survived by his wife Sutapa and two sons Babil and Ayan.