Update at 1214 hours on Wednesday: Irrfan Khan has tragically passed away at Kokilaben hospital.
Here is the statement by his team:
I trust, I have surrendered”; These were the some of the many words that Irrfan expressed in a heart felt 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 a 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 heaven 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”.
Irrfan Khan is currently admitted to the Intensive Care Unit of Mumbai’s Kokilaben hospital. Earlier this week, Irrfan Khan lost his mother in Jaipur and was not able to attend the funeral because of the lockdown.
“Yes it is true that Irrfan khan is admitted to ICU at Kokilaben in Mumbai because of a colon infection. We would keep everyone updated. He is under doctor’s observation. His strength and courage have helped him battle and fight so far and we are sure with his tremendous willpower and prayers of all his well wishers, he will recover soon”, the official statement read.
In 2018, Irrfan Khan had stated that he was suffering from a neuroendocrine tumour. It is a rare type of cancer which requires medical attention. The 54-year-old actor has had a few difficult years since being diagnosed with a rare type of cancer. It also kept Irrfan away from Bollywood for almost a year. However, Irrfan Khan kept his fans updated about his health through social media.
Irrfan Khan’s latest film Angrezi Medium was also reportedly affected by Irrfan Khan’s health. He reportedly kept himself away from the promotions of the film that released in March this year due to his health issues. During the filming of Angrezi Medium in the UK, Irrfan Khan was under treatment.
Irrfan Khan lives in Mumbai with his wife Sutapa Sikdar and his two sons, Babil and Ayan. The actor lost his mother Saeeda Begum earlier this week. However, he was not able to attend her funeral in Jaipur because of the nationwide lockdown. Reportedly, he spoke to his family in Jaipur over a video call.
Irrfan Khan is a native of Rajasthan and has studied at the National School of Drama. He made his debut in movies with Mira Nair’s Salaam Bombay in 1988. He is known for his several memorable roles in Bollywood with films like Maqbool, Life in A Metro, Paan Singh Tomar, The Lunchbox, Piku, Hindi Medium, etc. He has also been a part of several successful Hollywood movies like Slumdog Millionaire, Jurassic World and Ang Lee’s Life Of Pi.
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