Irrfan Khan, One Of India’s Most Famous And Beloved Actors, Dies At 53 – Irrfan Khan, a veteran character actor in Bollywood movies and star of films like “Slumdog Millionaire” and “Life of Pi” — has died on April 28 at 53 years old.
Irrfan Khan, One Of India’s Most Famous And Beloved Actors, Dies At 53 | Irrfan Khan Died After Battling Cancer:
The renowned Bollywood actor Irrfan Khan, who was known worldwide for his roles in “Life of Pi” and “Jurassic World,” died Wednesday after being admitted to the ICU in Mumbai’s Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital due to a colon infection.
The “Slumdog Millionaire” actor died after battling cancer. He was 53.
Irrfan Khan revealed in March 2018 that he had been diagnosed with a rare neuroendocrine tumor, an abnormal growth that begins in the body’s specialized neuroendocrine cells, he also released an open letter detailing the intensity of his pain and his uncertainty of life during the treatment for this cancer.
The legendary actor had been getting chemotherapy in London and traveling back and forth to India in recent months.
“It’s saddening that this day, we have to bring forward the news of him passing away,” read a statement issued by Khan’s PR agency, Hardly Anonymous Communications. “Irrfan was a strong soul, someone who fought till the very end and always inspired everyone who came close to him.”
Ministers, Prominent Politicians And Actors Shared Their Condolences For The Late Beloved Star Irrfan Khan:
Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi paid tribute to the Bollywood icon Irrfan Khan in a tweet, “Irrfan Khan’s demise is a loss to the world of cinema and theatre. He will be remembered for his versatile performances across different mediums. My thoughts are with his family, friends and admirers. May his soul rest in peace.”
The “Jurassic World” director, Colin Trevorrow, tweeted: “Deeply sad to have lost #IrrfanKhan. A thoughtful man who found beauty in the world around him, even in pain. In our last correspondence, he asked me to remember ‘the wonderful aspects of our existence’ in the darkest of days.”
Amitabh Bachchan, another Bollywood icon, tweeted that Khan was an “incredible talent .. a gracious colleague .. a prolific contributor to the World of Cinema .. left us too soon .. creating a huge vacuum.”
Born in the northern Indian state of Rajasthan, Khan attended the National School of Drama in New Delhi and he made his screen debut in the Academy Award-nominated 1988 drama “Salaam Bombay!,” a tale of Mumbai’s street children.
Khan rose to Western prominence for his role in “Slumdog Millionaire,” a 2008 film which won eight Academy Awards and seven BAFTA Awards.
He then landed a starring role in the acclaimed “Life of Pi,” which also won multiple Golden Globes and Academy Awards, and would go on to appear in major US films like “The Amazing Spider-Man,” “Jurassic World” and “Inferno.”
Irrfan Khan had won National Award for his performance in “Paan Singh Tomar,” a compelling tale of a seven-time national champion athlete who quit India’s armed forces to rule the Chambal ravines in central India.
Irrfan Khan’s last movie was Angrezi Medium (2020).
Khan has more than 150 Bollywood and Hollywood credits to his name and awarded Padma Shri.
Sadly, the actor’s mother also died last week, but and he was not able to attend her last rites due to the coronavirus pandemic lockdowns.
Irrfan Khan is survived by his wife Sutapa and two sons Babil & Ayan.
The charisma you brought to everything you did was pure magic. Your talent forged the way for so many in so many avenues.. You inspired so many of us. #IrrfanKhan you will truly be missed. Condolences to the family. pic.twitter.com/vjhd5aoFhc
— PRIYANKA (@priyankachopra) April 29, 2020