We’re all showing you some bad news this Noon. Last afternoon, Irrfan Khan, who was hospitalized again, breathed his last. Amid the ongoing lockdown of Coronavirus, Irrfan was admitted to the hospital and passed away at Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital in Mumbai a little while ago. Ace filmmaker Shoojit Sircar has been spreading the news on social media.
Have a look at Shoojit’s tweet here:
Official statement on Irrfan Khan’s passing away:
“I trust, I have surrendered.” These were 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 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 heavenly 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 actor needed immediate medical attention as his health deteriorated suddenly. According to a report by AajTak, Irrfan had been admitted in the ICU last afternoon. Irrfan is survived by wife Sutapa and his two sons are with him at the hospital.
On the health front, Irrfan has suffered since he was diagnosed with neuroendocrine tumour. He’s been under medical attention for that for quite some time now. He lost the fight, at last. It is a dreadfully sad day.
The actor had experienced a tragic turn of events as he mourned the loss of his mother Saeeda Begum. She died in Jaipur Saturday. This is where she used to sleep. Owing to the lockout, the actor also was unable to attend the last rites of his mother and paid his last respect via video conferencing.
Irrfan was last seen in the ‘Angrezi Form’ of Homi Adajania which also starred Kareena Kapoor. Because of his ailment, the actor was also absent from the promotions.