India’s one of the most versatile actors Irrfan Khan left us today at the age of 53. He had been admitted to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of Mumbai’s Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani hospital. He was battling neuroendocrine tumours for two years.
On Tuesday, he had been moved to the ICU. Today at 11 am he failed the battle of life. Film actors, directors and other celebrities mourned his death on social media and called it an unimaginable loss for the film industry. Prime Minister Narendra Modi didn’t fail to pay tribute to the actor. Among those who paid tributes were actors Amitabh Bachchan, Taapsee Pannu, Sonam Kapoor, Bhumi Pednekar, Parineeti Chopra and others. Here are
The talented actor was seriously unwell and he had taken to Twitter and revealed his diagnosis. On March 16, 2018, the actor released another statement to confirm that he had been diagnosed with a rare disease called neuroendocrine tumour. He wrote on Twitter: “Life is under no obligation to give us what we expect: Margaret Mitchell. The unexpected makes us grow, which is what the past few days have been about. Learning that I have been diagnosed with NeuroEndocrine Tumour as of now has now has admittedly been difficult, but the love and strength of those around me and that I found within me has brought me to a place of hope. The journey of this is taking me out of the country, and I request everyone to continue sending their wishes. As for the rumours that were floated NEURO is not always about the brain and googling is the easiest way to do research 🙂 To those who waited for my words, I hope to be back with more stories to tell.”
Irrfan Khan made his Bollywood debut in 1988 with Mira Nair’s Salaam Bombay and has worked in numerous films since then. Irrfan has brought to life some of the most iconic and relatable characters on the big screen. His excellent acting has won all of our heart in Paan Singh Tomar, The Lunchbox, Piku, Hindi Medium, Maqbool, Life of Pi and much more. He has also been part of many Hollywood projects, from Jurassic World to Slumdog Millionaire. Irrfan Khan has left behind his artistic work for all his fans.