Versatile Actor Irrfan Khan Passes Away , Leaves Bollywood Shocked, Tributes Pour In On Twitter

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It is a dark day for Bollywood ,as versatile actor Irrfan Khan, 53 has passed away. The actor was admitted in Mumbai’s Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani hospital due to a colon infection.

“‘I trust, I have surrendered’; These were the some of the many words that Irrfan expressed in a heart felt note he wrote in 2018 opening up about his fight with cancer. And a man of few words and an actor of silent expressions with his deep eyes and his memorable actions on screen. It’s saddening that this day, we have to bring forward the news of him passing away,” read a statement from his official spokesperson.

“Irrfan was a strong soul, someone who fought till the very end and always inspired everyone who came close to him. After having been struck by lightning in 2018 with the news of a rare cancer, he took life soon after as it came and he fought the many battles that came with it. Surrounded by his love, his family for whom he most cared about, he left for heaven abode, leaving behind truly a legacy of his own. We all pray and hope that he is at peace. And to resonate and part with his words he had said, “As if I was tasting life for the first time, the magical side of it.”

Khan was diagnosed with neuroendocrine tumour, a rare form of cancer that targets various parts of the body, in 2018 and went abroad for treatment soon after. After his return in 2019, the actor shot for Homi Adajania’s comedy Angrezi Medium, the sequel to his 2017 hit Hindi Medium.

Legendary Amitabh Bachchan, was the first to react to Irrfan’s death and he tweeted his anguish

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Irrfan made his screen debut with the Academy Award-nominated film Salaam Bombay! (1988). And made his mark in both Bollywood and Hollywood with ease. And delivered m,any brilliant performances. The films which earned him accolades include – Haasil (2003) and Maqbool (2004) ,New York ( 2009) Paan Singh Tomar (2011), Lunchbox ( 2013) . Haider (2014), Gunday (2014), Piku (2015) and Talvar (2015).

Globally, Khan worked in several international projects such as The Warrior (2001), The Namesake (2006), The Darjeeling Limited (2007), the Academy Award-winning film Slumdog Millionaire (2008), New York, I Love You (2009), The Amazing Spider-Man (2012), Life of Pi (2012), Jurassic World (2015) and Inferno (2016).

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