Irfan Khan, one of the finest Bollywood star had achieved considerable success in his entire acting career, has died at the age of 53 on 29th April 2020.
He had been hospitalized in intensive care unit of Mumbai’s Kokilaben hospital with a colon infection.
Despite his amazing acting skills, he had many times grabbed attention of the country with his modest and integrating behavior. News of his death not only shook the Bollywood industry but also his fans and politicians from across the globe to express the sadness at his unfortunate demise.
Narendra Modi stated that Irfan Khan’s demise was a loss to the Indian film cinema. He will always be remembered for his versatility in the performances across different mediums, My condolence are with his friends, family and admirers. May his soul rest in peace.
Amitabh Bachchan tweeted that Irfan Khan’s death has left a huge vaccum. He was an incredible, extremely talented, a gracious colleague to work with and a prolific contributor to the world of cinema…left us too soon.
Back in March 2018, Irfan Khan revealed that he had been diagnosed with a neuroendocrine tumour but after a long treatment in abroad, he recovered well enough to shoot Angrezi Medium along with Kareena Kapoor Khan, a film that turned to be his last.
Irfan Khan was born as Saahabzaade Irfan Ali Khan in Jaipur in the year 1966, a son to a tyre seller. He tried his hands on cricket but he failed to ace at it as he was destined to be a film star. Post cricket failure, he went to a drama school. The first few years were crucial as he struggled to make a headway in the industry, despite being cast in a small role as a letter writer in Mira Nair’s 1988, Salaam Bombay. Within time he then managed to find regular work in Tv soap operas.
He once told his guardian that “I always object the word Bollywood, I don’t think its fair to have that name because the industry works on its own technique, has its own way of making films that has nothing to with Hollywood. I came into this industry to tell stories and do cinema and I was stuck in television.”
Khan recently lost his mother aged 95 who was residing in Jodhpur and due to lockdown, he couldn’t make it to her funeral.
Khan’s last words were “Amma has come to take me”
Rest in Peace, Irfan Khan. You will be missed, we did lose a true legend.