Bollywood Actor Irfan Khan Passed Away Today on April 29. He was 54. He was admitted to Mumbai’s Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital on April 28 to seek treatment for a colon infection.
The news of his death was shared by filmmaker Shoojit Sircar on Twitter 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.
— Shoojit Sircar (@ShoojitSircar) April 29, 2020
Soon after his death, his official spokesperson released a statement as follows: “I trust, I have surrendered”; These were some of the many words that Irfan expressed in a heartfelt note he wrote in the 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.
The statement adds, “Irfan 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.”
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Amitabh Bachchan, one of the biggest names of the Indian film industry, also shared his grief through a tweet.
T 3516 – .. just getting news of the passing of Irfaan Khan .. this is a most disturbing and sad news .. 🙏
An incredible talent .. a gracious colleague .. a prolific contributor to the World of Cinema .. left us too soon .. creating a huge vacuum ..
Prayers and duas 🙏
— Amitabh Bachchan (@SrBachchan) April 29, 2020
ParineetiChopra alsho showed her grief on Bollywood Actor Irfan Khan Passed Away.
Irrfan sir, you were the nicest, coolest guy. Every interaction with you was so memorable. The world has lost the most talented actor, the nicest human being and a real fighter!! All my love and strength to the family 💙 #RIP #IrrfanKhan
— Parineeti Chopra (@ParineetiChopra) April 29, 2020
Riteish Deshmukh also tweeted
— Riteish Deshmukh (@Riteishd) April 29, 2020
ajaydevgn and Many others are tweeting on it
Heartbroken to hear about Irrfan’s untimely demise. It’s an irreparable loss for Indian cinema. Deepest condolences to his wife & sons. RIP Irrfan.
— Ajay Devgn (@ajaydevgn) April 29, 2020
Irfan earned a National Award in 2013 for his incredible act in sports drama ‘Paan Singh Tomar’. He was also awarded Padma Shri in 2011. Irfan Khan was widely recognized for his outstanding performance in films like ‘Maqbool’, ‘Haasil’, ‘Lunchbox’, ‘Haidar,’ and ‘Piku’, among others. The Hollywood was introduced to Irfan’s versatility for his performance in films like ‘Slumdog Millionaire’, ‘Inferno’ and ‘Life of Pi’.