Actor Irrfan Khan passes away

Actor Irrfan Khan passes away

Actor Irrfan Khan who was admitted to the ICU at the Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital on Tuesday evening has passed away. 

Ace filmmaker, Shoojit Sircar shared the news of Irrfan's death, with a message that read, "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.”

Irrfan's spokesperson shared a statement where Irrfan said, "‘I trust I have surrendered’ – These were 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."

At the time of admitting it was shared that Irrfan was being kept under observation for a colon infection.

The veteran actor is known for his role in movies like Hindi Medium, Lunchbox and Paan Singh Tomar.  He has been diagnosed with a neuroendocrine tumour about a couple of years ago and has been having health issues ever since. He had even taken a hiatus from Bollywood for a year to undergo treatment.

He was recently seen in the movie Angrezi Medium in which he shared screen space with Kareena Kapoor Khan and Radhika Madan. 

Earlier in this week, Irrfan lost his mother, Saeeda Begum. Due to the nationwide lockdown, Irrfan could not attend her funeral in Jaipur. At the time of his mother's death, it was reported that Irrfan was not in India and as a result, could not make it to the funeral. However, it is now known that the Angrezi Medium actor was not keeping well and as a result not in a position to travel for the funeral and the lockdown made things a little more complicated. Irrfan had reached out to his family over a video call.

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