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”.
Bollywood actor Irrfan Khan on Tuesday was admitted to the Kokilaben Hospital in Mumbai and is in the ICU. The actor suffered from a colon infection and is under doctor's observation, as revealed by Irrfan's spokesperson. Irrfan is also going through treatment as he was diagnosed with a neuroendocrine tumour, which is a rare type of cancer.
As soon as the news reached his fans and audience, they took to Twitter to wish and pray for Irrfan Khan's health and speedy recovery. Many emotional, as well as encouraging posts, were shared by fans, as they ask Irrfan to stay strong and come through victorious from all his problems. These beautiful messages are proof of love and support that Irrfan Khan has from the fans and audience.
There has never been a greater actor than you. No one can match the expressions of yours. Get well soon. Hang in there. All our prayers are with you champ.#IrrfanKhan #IrfanKhan pic.twitter.com/J5yQayvw1o— Beerwala..!!! (@Kaskpakdo) April 28, 2020
we wish ur speedy recovery... Ur the only hero whose acting seems so natural and ..— Prakash Tiwari (@prakash__t) April 28, 2020
every role that bestowed upon u is beautifully executed by u so we want to watch u again and again in those characters... COME back soon Man like a warrior...#IrrfanKhan pic.twitter.com/mgkgNo9Auc
Ailing of neuroendocrine #IrrfanKhan shifted to ICU in Kokilaben Hospital Mumbai. Praying for his speed recovery. He recently lost her mother. May Almight give him the courage to fight this unevitable time. pic.twitter.com/gSs9wkbn0f— abhishek kashyap (@kashyapbabakkc) April 28, 2020
Actor Irrfan Khan admitted in ICU ward of Kokilaben...it is really a hard time for the actor..I pray for his health and may allah give him strength to fight this difficult situation. #irrfankhan #IrrfankhaninICU #prayforirrfan pic.twitter.com/FMHUf9RsCa— Ankita Tiwari (@Tiwariankita25) April 28, 2020
Meanwhile, Irrfan Khan's official spokesperson released a statement on his health. The statement read, "It’s really disappointing to know that there are extreme assumptions being made about Irrfan’s health. While we are truly appreciative that people are concerned, it’s disheartening to see some sources spread extreme rumours and creating panic. Irrfan is a strong person and is still fighting the battle. We really request you to not fall for rumours and not partake in these conversations which are fictional. We have always actively clarified and shared updates on his health and we will continue doing so." [sic]