Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav on Wednesday paid an emotional tribute over the demise of actor Irrfan Khan who passed away at the age of 53. Taking to Twitter, the SP Chief said that "Our favourite actor Irrfan Khan passed away today. Emotional tribute! He will always be remembered in the immortal role of legendary runner Pan Singh Tomar."
हम सबके चहेते अभिनेता इरफ़ान ख़ान आज अंनत गति को प्राप्त हुए. भावभीनी श्रद्धांजलि!— Akhilesh Yadav (@yadavakhilesh) April 29, 2020
विख्यात धावक पान सिंह तोमर की अमर भूमिका में वो सदैव याद किये जाएंगे...
Actor Irrfan Khan passed away at the Kokilaben Ambani Hospital in Mumbai on Wednesday at the age of 53. The actor, who was diagnosed with cancer in 2018, had been admitted for a colon infection on Tuesday.
The Actor's team announced the news with a statement:
“I trust, I have surrendered”; These were the some of the many words that Irrfan expressed in a heartfelt note he wrote in 2018 opening up about his fight with cancer. And a man of few words and an actor of silent expressions with his deep eyes and his memorable actions on screen. It’s saddening that this day, we have to bring forward the news of him passing away. Irrfan was a strong soul, someone who fought till the very end and always inspired everyone who came close to him. After having been struck by lightning in 2018 with the news of rare cancer, he took life soon after as it came and he fought the many battles that came with it. Surrounded by his love, his family for whom he most cared about, he left for heavenly abode, leaving behind truly a legacy of his own. We all pray and hope that he is at peace. And to resonate and part with his words he had said, “As if I was tasting life for the first time, the magical side of it”.
The actor had shot to fame with Mira Nair’s Academy-nominated Salaam Bombay in 1988. He was also notable for his work in Hollywood, with roles like in Slumdog Millionaire and more films. He was also known for his work in several films like The Lunchbox, Piku, Haasil, Hindi Medium and so on. He had also won the National Award for his work in Paan Singh Tomar. Irrfan was last seen in Angrezi Medium, the last major film to release before the COVID-19, and earned praises from celebrities after its digital premiere.
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