Bollywood Actor Irrfan Khan who was admitted for colon infection in a hospital at Mumbai passed away. He was 54 and battling cancer since 2018. His official spokesperson confirmed on Tuesday that he was under doctor’s observation. The actor left wife Sutapa and 2 sons – Babil and Ayan behind him. Ace movie director Shoojit Sircar wrote an emotional note remembering the 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.
— Shoojit Sircar (@ShoojitSircar) April 29, 2020
His last movie was ‘Angrezi Medium’ which hit the big screens just before the announcement of lockdown in India. Irrfan portrayed the role of a father who goes against every odd to fulfill the dream of his daughter was applauded by fans. Moreover the movie stopped playing in theatres and got released on digital platforms. He was renowned for his spectacular performances in movies like ‘Piku’ and ‘Maqbool’, also bagged a National Award for his powerful acting in sports drama ‘Paan Singh Tomar’. The actor received global recognition for his powerful performances in acclaimed movies like ‘Inferno’, ‘Slumdog Millionaire’, ‘Life of Pi’ ‘The Namesake’ and Jurassic World
Actors including Anushka Sharma, Amitabh Bachchan, Ajay Devgn, Akshay Kumar, Shabana Azmi paid tribute on Twitter
With a heavy heart I post this tweet . A phenomenal actor , such an inspiration his performances have been for me . He battled for his life but sadly leaves us today . RIP Irrfan Khan . OM Shanti 🙏
— Anushka Sharma (@AnushkaSharma) April 29, 2020
— Filmfare (@filmfare) April 29, 2020
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
Such terrible news…saddened to hear about the demise of #IrrfanKhan, one of the finest actors of our time. May God give strength to his family in this difficult time 🙏🏻
— Akshay Kumar (@akshaykumar) April 29, 2020
Deeply saddened to learn that #Irffan Khan passed away this morning. Gone too soon .. such a powerful actor and how valiantly he fought back the cancer. Its a big loss not only to his family but to the entire film industry. RIP
— Azmi Shabana (@AzmiShabana) April 29, 2020