Bollywood Has Lost The Best: Actor Irrfan Khan Passes Away, Loses Battle To Cancer

Bollywood Has Lost The Best: Actor Irrfan Khan Passes Away, Loses Battle To Cancer

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By Samprita on 29 Apr 2020
Senior Digital Editor

One of Bollywood's finest actors and human beings, Irrfan Khan, has passed away at the age of 54 today. The actor was diagnosed with a neuroendocrine tumour in 2018 and was undergoing treatment in the United Kingdom. And, yesterday The Life Of Pi actor was admitted to Mumbai's Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital, where he was kept under observation for colon infection.


While Irrfan was undergoing treatment abroad, he worked on one film, Angrezi Medium, which was released digitally a month ago due to Coronavirus pandemic. Ahead of its release, the actor shared an emotional message for his fans.          " I'm here with you and yet I'm not. This film Angrezi Medium is very special for me. I truly wanted to promote this film with the same love with which we made it. But there are some unwanted guests in my body and we are having conversations with them... Whatever happens, you will get to know."

"When life gives you lemons, you make lemonade. Sounds good.. but when you actually get a handful of lemons it isn't that easy to make lemonade. But what choice do we have other than to stay positive? In situations like these, it's up to us to make lemonade," added Irrfan.

"Enjoy the trailer, and be kind to each other. And yes, wait for me." Well, we never knew it was his goodbye to us!

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Sadly, the news of his death came just after a few days his mother's. Saeeda Begum had passed away in Jaipur at the age of 95 on April 25. The actor attended his mother's last rites through video conferencing.

Here's a note from his family, that was released after his death, read below:

"I trust, I have surrendered"; These were the some of the many words that Irrfan expressed in a heartfelt 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. 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."

The news of the sudden demise of Irrfan Khan has come as a shock to many. The actor fought the battle until the very last moment. Today, we have lost an actor par excellence and his death has left a permanent void in Indian & International cinema. Several people from actors, fans, cricketers to politicians are taking to Instagram & Twitter to express their grief over the loss of the exceptional actor.


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