Actor Irrfan Khan breathed his last at a private hospital in Mumbai today. The actor was 53. He is survived by his wife Sutapa and two sons. The actor’s last film was ‘Angrezi Medium’, which had released a few days before the lockdown.
The actor had battled a tumor
In 2018, the ‘Piku’ and ‘Slumdog Millionaire’ actor had been diagnosed with a tumor. He was treated for the same in London and only returned to Mumbai a few months ago.
On Tuesday, he was admitted to Mumbai’s Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital with a colon infection. The actor’s spokesperson had confirmed that Irrfan had been admitted to the Intensive Care Unit in the hospital.
The spokesperson of the actor had revealed a statement: “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 his well-wishers, he will recover soon.“
On Saturday, Irrfan’s 95-year-old mother had passed away in Jaipur. Irrfan could not attend due to the lockdown norms. He had paid his last respects through a video conferencing session.
Bollywood took to Twitter to mourn the tragic demise of the actor. Actor Amitabh Bachan and Filmmaker Shoojit Sircar and Karan Johar were one of the few celebs who thanked Irrfan for his immeasurable service to the industry.
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.
— Shoojit Sircar (@ShoojitSircar) April 29, 2020
Thank you for those indelible movie memories….thank you for raising the bar as an artist …thank you for enriching our Cinema….we will miss you terribly Irrfan but will always always be immensely grateful for your presence in our lives…..our cinema….we salute you?❤️?
— Karan Johar (@karanjohar) April 29, 2020
T 3516 – .. just getting news of the passing of Irfaan Khan .. this is a most disturbing and sad news .. ?
An incredible talent .. a gracious colleague .. a prolific contributor to the World of Cinema .. left us too soon .. creating a huge vacuum ..
Prayers and duas ?
— Amitabh Bachchan (@SrBachchan) April 29, 2020
Words fail to describe my sense of shock and horror to learn about Irrfan Khan’s passing away. My prayers and deepest condolences are with the family at this grave hour. India’s lost one of her biggest icons today. Our world left for the poorer… #IrrfanKhan #Forever
— Nimrat Kaur (@NimratOfficial) April 29, 2020
An actor who inspired our generation world over with revolutionary performances. Heartbreaking loss. We pray for strength for your family. Rest in peace #IrrfanKhan Sir?? ❤️
— Kiara Advani (@advani_kiara) April 29, 2020
— Randeep Hooda (@RandeepHooda) April 29, 2020
Irfan Khan was a middle class aspiration. A normal looking man, with his strength, became a strong brand in the world of cinema on his own. What a misfortune Irrfan Khan who could have given the most detail about acting has left us so early RIP #IrrfanKhan pic.twitter.com/m9EkeUnjp2
— Vaibhav Purohit (@purohitvaibhav) April 29, 2020
It's a very big loss to Film Industry by losing Irfan Khan , It's very heart-rending news left whole Industry in shock ?
You're an outstanding effortless Artist .
You Fought And You're Brave #RIPIrrfanKhan ॐ शांति ॐ।। pic.twitter.com/7ZoXbtfFSb
— Riyansh Pandey (@5201dev) April 29, 2020
RIP ? we lost a legend actor. We will miss u Irfan khan.? pic.twitter.com/9FF9ISrVJO
— deepak sagar (@Sagardeepak2D) April 29, 2020
— shamsuddin Ale (@ShamsuddinAli14) April 29, 2020
— समय यात्री (@trulyAkshay) April 29, 2020