Irrfan Khan, Versatile Actor, Dies at 53. Last Rites Take Place in Mumbai

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Khan, who had a string of Anglo-American triumphs added to his repertoire, including Slumdog Millionaire, Life of Pi and Jurassic World, has kicked the bucket in Mumbai. 

On-screen character Irrfan Khan kicked the bucket in a Mumbai medical clinic on Wednesday, losing his fight with an uncommon type of malignant growth, an announcement from his agent said. He was 53. 

The “Maqbool” on-screen character, who was determined to have a neuroendocrine tumour in 2018, lost his mom in Jaipur only four days back. He was admitted to the emergency unit the Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital with colon contamination. 

“It’s disheartening that this day, we need to present the updates on him dying. Irrfan was a solid soul, somebody who battled till the end and constantly motivated everybody who approached him. In the wake of having been struck by lightning in 2018 with the updates on an uncommon malignant growth, he took life not long after as it came and he faced the numerous conflicts that accompanied it. 

‘I trust, I have given up’; These were the portion of the many words that Irrfan communicated in a sincere note he wrote in 2018 opening up about his battle with the disease. Also, a man of scarcely any words and an entertainer of quiet articulations with his deep-set eyes and his vital activities on the screen. It’s disheartening that this day, we need to present the updates on him dying,” read an announcement from his official representative. 

“Irrfan was a solid soul, somebody who battled till the end and constantly motivated everybody who approached him. Right after having been struck by lightning in 2018 with the updates on an uncommon malignant growth, he took life not long after as it came and he faced the numerous conflicts that accompanied it.

Encompassed by his affection, his family for whom he most thought about, he left for paradise habitation, abandoning his very own inheritance. We, as a whole supplicate and expectation that he finds a sense of contentment. What’s more, to reverberate and leave behind his words, he had stated, “As though I was tasting life just because, its supernatural side.” 

The on-screen character was feeble since the time he was determined to have neuroendocrine tumour sometime back and had been under clinical consideration for the equivalent. 

Chief Shoojit Sircar, who worked with Irrfan in Piku, took to Twitter to communicate his misery over the on-screen character’s downfall.

Sircar tweeted, “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.”

Irrfan’s last film was Homi Adajania’s parody Angrezi Medium, the last-discharged Bollywood film before COVID-19 constrained total shutdown of film corridors. Angrezi Medium denoted Irrfan’s arrival despite his weak condition. 

Irrfan acted more than 100 movies including Bollywood hits Piku, Maqbool, Haasil and Paan Singh Tomar. His English language films included Life Of Pi, Jurassic World, Slumdog Millionaire and The Amazing Spider-Man.

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