Bollywood Actor Irrfan Khan passes away at age 54
Irrfan Khan, one of the finest Bollywood actors, passed away in Mumbai on Wednesday.
The 53-year-old actor was admitted to the intensive care unit of Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital with a colon infection.
“Actor Irrfan Khan passes away at Kokilaben Hospital in Mumbai while battling a rare cancer. He was surrounded by his family as he breathed his last,” read a statement issued by the family.
In February 2018, Irrfan was diagnosed with an undisclosed disease, which later turned out to be a neuroendocrine tumour. He travelled to London and returned after one year of treatment.
Irrfan lost his mother, Saeeda Begum, earlier this week, and could not attend her funeral in Jaipur due to the nationwide lockdown. He was hospitalized due to a colon infection on Tuesday, April 28, 2020 and died of subsequent complications.
Irrfan Khan was born in Jaipur on January 7, 1967. He was a talented cricketer as a youngster, though he couldn’t make it to the national team. Khan was studying for an MA degree when he earned a scholarship to study at National School of Drama (NSD) in New Delhi in 1984.
He moved to Mumbai after passing out and acted in numerous television serials, including Chanakya, Bharat Ek Khoj, Sara Jahan Hamara, Banegi Apni Baat, Chandrakanta, Shrikant and Sparsh.
He worked in several international projects such as The Warrior (2001), The Namesake (2006), The Darjeeling Limited (2007), the Academy Award-winning film Slumdog Millionaire (2008), New York, I Love You (2009), The Amazing Spider-Man (2012), Life of Pi (2012), Jurassic World (2015) and Inferno (2016).
Irrfan Khan’s last film was ‘Angrezi Medium’ which was released a few days before the nation-wide lockdown was announced. The film’s business was impacted due to the lockdown and it was eventually released on an OTT platform.
His death shook the entertainment industry with many celebrities and politicians giving their condolences.