MUMBAI, India: The versatile Indian actor Irrfan Khan has passed away at a hospital in Mumbai, the Indian media reports said.
The actor was 53, and he was admitted to the Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital in Mumbai on Tuesday as he had been battling with the colon infection since 2018.
However, he couldn’t survive and breathed his last. His mother died last week and he could not attend the funeral because of knockdown in India.
The news about his deaths was revealed by the Filmmaker Shoojit Sircar in a tweet.
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
Irrfan Khan featured in a number of superhit movies i.e. Paan Singh Tomar’, ‘The Lunchbox’, ‘Maqbool’ and ‘Piku’. He also worked in the Academy Award-winning film ‘Slumdog Millionaire’.
His last film was ‘Angrezi Medium’ which hit the screen on March 13; however, it was affected by the nationwide lockdown imposed the mitigate the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.
T 3516 – .. just getting news of the passing of Irfaan Khan .. this is a most disturbing and sad news .. 🙏
An incredible talent .. a gracious colleague .. a prolific contributor to the World of Cinema .. left us too soon .. creating a huge vacuum ..
Prayers and duas 🙏
— Amitabh Bachchan (@SrBachchan) April 29, 2020
— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) April 29, 2020
Irrfan Khan.. Bande mein dum tha, on and off screen.. RIP.. #IrrfanKhan
— Rajdeep Sardesai (@sardesairajdeep) April 29, 2020
Thank you for those indelible movie memories….thank you for raising the bar as an artist …thank you for enriching our Cinema….we will miss you terribly Irrfan but will always always be immensely grateful for your presence in our lives…..our cinema….we salute you🙏❤️😪
— Karan Johar (@karanjohar) 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
Can’t believe what’s happened. Still in shock. Honestly for me Irfan sir you were the benchmark for acting in our country.. so heartbreaking to hear this piece of news. May your soul rest in peace .. #IrrfanKhan 🙏🏻
— ARMAAN MALIK (@ArmaanMalik22) April 29, 2020