The star Bollywood actor, Irrfan Khan who was known for his internationally acclaimed roles in movies like Slumdog Millionaire and the Life of Pi passes away on Wednesday. At the age of his death, Irrfan Khan was 53 years old.
Hardly Anonymous Communications, the PR agency of the actor released a statement, “This is a saddening day as we bring forward the news about Irrfan Khan passing away. Irrfan Khan was a strong soul and he was someone who had fought till the very end. He has always inspired each and every person who came close to him.”
Irrfan Khan, who was one of India’s most beloved and renowned actors, revealed back in March of 2018 that he had been diagnosed with the rare abnormal growth; a Neuroendocrine Tumor. This abnormal growth started in his neuroendocrine cells.
As for earlier this week, Irrfan Khan had to be admitted to the ICU of the Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital in Mumbai because of his colon infection.
Last week, the actor’s mother also passed away and Khan was unable to attend the last rites of his mother due to India’s ongoing coronavirus lockdown.
Irrfan Khan leaves behind him 2 sons and a wife.
He was born in Rajasthan, the northern state of India, and later attended the National School of Drama located in the city of New Delhi. He started his career after drama school in New Delhi and played in supporting roles for the better part of a decade. He only started to play leading roles after 2000 and won his first major award after starring in 2004’s film titled “Hassil”.
In the coming years, he gained acclaim nationally from his roles in award-winning and award-nominated films such as “the Lunchbox” and the “Life In A Metro”.
As for his international fame, it came due to his role as an Inspector in the movie “Slumdog Millionaire” which went on to win 8 of the Academy Awards as well as 7 BAFTA Awards.
Another Bollywood icon; Amitabh Bachchan wrote on Twitter about Irrfan Khan’s death, “An incredible talent, a gracious colleague, a prolific contributor to the World of Cinema .. left us too soon.”
Irfan Khan Born : January 7, 1967
Irfan Khan Died : April 29, 2020
Irfan Khan Net Worth : $4 million