Acclaimed actor Irrfan Khan known for his versatile roles in Hindi cinema and Hollywood passed away today morning (29 April), he was 54.
Khan was yesterday admitted to the Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital following a colon infection. He had been diagnosed with neuroendocrine tumour in 2018.
The news of his passing away was announced by filmmaker Shoojit Sircar on twitter.
Subsequently the actor’s representatives released an official statement which reads:
“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”.Official statement by Irrfan Khan’s representatives
Khan is known for his roles in Hindi movies like Life in a ... Metro, Haasil Maqbool, The Lunchbox and Hindi Medium, as well as for roles in Hollywood movies - a few of them being Life of Pi, The Amazing Spiderman, The Namesake and Jurrasic World.
He is survived by his wife Sutapa Sikdar and two kids. Sikdar a fellow National School of Drama alumna is a dialogue writer. His 95-year-old mother had passed away three days ago on Saturday (26 April).
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