Versatile film actor Irrfan Khan breathes his last at 54
Filmmaker Shoojit Sircar took to Twitter to express his condolences and grief over passing of Irfan Khan
Bollywood actor Irrfan Khan died on Wednesday. He was 54 years old. The actor was admitted to Mumbai’s Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital on Tuesday, where he was taking treatment for colon infection.
Irrfan Khan in March 2018 revealed that he has been diagnosed with neuroendocrine tumour, a rare form of cancer that can target various parts of the body.
His last tweet stated, "Mr. Champak’s state of mind: Love from the inside, making sure to show it outside! 😍"
His PR team released an official statement on Irrfan Khan’s passing away. It stated, "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."
Filmmaker Shoojit Sircar took to Twitter to express his condolences and grief over passing of Irfan Khan. He is survived by his wife Sutapa Sikdar and two sons are with him.
Khan had undergone treatment abroad for several months in 2019. His last movie that was released was Homi Adajania’s Angrezi Medium. He has also acted in several remarkable movies like Maqbool, Paan Singh Tomar, The Lunchbox, Haider, Piku and Hindi Medium.
He has also acted in Hollywood films like Slumdog Millionaire, Jurassic World, The Amazing Spiderman and Life of Pi.