Bollywood actor Irrfan Khan, who was diagnosed with neuroendocrine tumour in 2018, passed away at Mumbai’s Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital on Wednesday.
The actor, who had been ailing ever since he was diagnosed with cancer, was admitted to the hospital a day ago due to a colon infection. However, he lost battle to cancer today.
His spokesperson released a statement confirming the reports 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”.”
His Piku director Shoojit Sircar also offered his condolences writing, “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 is survived by his wife Sutapa Sikdar and two sons, Babil and Ayan. This is the second time tragedy has struck the Khans, as Irrfan’s mother Saeeda Begum had also passed away in Jaipur a few days ago.
We at MovieTalkies offer our condolences to the Khans. May Allah give the family strength to overcome this great loss.