Bollywood’s versatile actor Irrfan Khan took his last breath at the age of 53 in Mumbai. He was admitted to Mumbai’s Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital on Tuesday following his colon infection. The actor in 2018 had announced that he has been diagnosed with a neuroendocrine tumor.
The Karwaan actor’s representative shared the sad news with the statement that read, “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.”
The sad news of Irrfan Khan’s death was shared on Twitter by filmmaker Shoojit Sircar who wrote, “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
Bollywood has been sending condolences to Irrfan Khan’s family post his death. His mother had passed away just 3 days ago and surely the whole B-town fraternity has been doomed for such a great loss.
Irrfan Khan was last seen in Angrezi Medium alongside Radhika Madan. The film is currently airing on Disney Plus Hotstar.