Actor Irrfan Khan who had been admitted to the ICU of a Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital in Mumbai for a colon infection, died on Wednesday, aged 53. He was diagnosed with neuroendocrine tumour in March 2018.
A statement released by his family said that Mr Khan spent his final hours “surrounded by his love, his family for whom he most cared about.” Just hours ago, the actor’s spokesperson said in a statement that Mr Khan was “still fighting the battle.”
Read the statement released on behalf of Irrfan Khan’s family:
“‘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’.”
Things To Know About The Versatile Actor Irrfan Khan
Irrfan Khan (7 January 1967 – 29 April 2020)was an Indian actor a NSD alumnus, known for his work predominantly in Hindi cinema, in addition to British and American films.
Khan was born in Rajasthan to a Muslim family. Khan’s mother, Begum Khan and his father, the late Jagirdar Khan, were from the Khajuriya village near the Tonk district and ran a tire business. Irrfan Khan was first spotted on the celluloid as a letter writer in Mira Nair’s ‘Salaam Bombay’ in 1988.
Khan moved to Mumbai, where he acted in numerous television serials, including ‘Bharat Ek Khoj’, ‘Chandrakanta’, ‘Kirdaar’, ‘Star Bestsellers’ are just few of them.
In 2004 he won the Filmfare Best Villain Award for his role in film Haasil. In 2007, he appeared in the box office hits Metro, for which he received a Filmfare Best Supporting Actor Award, and The Namesake. Khan’s portrayal as Raj Batra in Hindi Medium earned him several accolades, one of which was the Filmfare Award for Best Actor of that year. The 60th National Film Awards have been announced and Irrfan Khan has won Best Actor for his performance as athlete-turned-dacoit in Paan Singh Tomar.
Top Best Irrfan Khan Movies Must Watch
The Warrior (2001)
The Namesake (2006)
Life in a Metro (2007)
Paan Singh Tomar (2012)
Life of Pi (2012)
The Lunchbox (2013)
Qissa: The Tale of a Lonely Ghost (2014)
Hindi Medium (2017)
Angrezi Medium (2020)