In heartbreaking news, Indian actor Irrfan Khan drew his last breath on Wednesday, his spokesperson confirmed it in an official statement. The flamboyant actor was 53 years old and was admitted to the Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani hospital in Mumbai when he passed away.
Irrfan Khan made his Bollywood debut with Mira Nair’s Salaam Bombay in 1988 and has worked in many films since then. He touched the pinnacle of his career when he was part of many Hollywood projects, from Jurassic World to Slumdog Millionaire. Irrfan Khan was the only actor in the world to be part of 12 oscar-winning movies. It is indeed a mind-boggling record.
The actor was diagnosed with a neuroendocrine tumour in the year 2018 and sought treatment in the United Kingdom for a year. The actor returned to India in February 2019 and then shortly resumed shooting for his movie named Angrezi Medium.
In February this year, Irrfan Khan addressed his fans and followers in a heartwarming voice message, adding that he will not be able to promote the film due to his health issues.
On Saturday, Irrfan’s mother Saeeda Begum passed away in Jaipur. Unfortunately, the actor couldn’t attend the funeral owing to the nationwide lockdown.
On Tuesday, Bollywood actor Irrfan was admitted to the Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital in Mumbai owing to a colon infection. Unfortunately, he passed away the next day.
Meanwhile, filmmaker Shoojit Sircar tweeted his condolences for the extraordinary actor.
“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,” wrote Shoojit, who directed Irrfan in Piku.
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