Today, on 29 April 2020, Wednesday, the world felt a longer-than-ever moment of grief as the Bollywood Actor Irfan Khan dead in Mumbai’s prominent Dhiru Bhai Ambani hospital. To begin with, Irfan Khan was one of the high-end actors in Bollywood for the longest. He left behind box-office legacies that will remain on our screens to cherish his talent of acting forever. At the age of 53 only, Irfan khan took his last breath surrounded by his family and loved ones.
In March 2018, he was diagnosed with neuroendocrine cancer. However, the death of the actor was predictable as he was suffering from cancer. After the shooting of his last movie, “Angrezi Medium,” he left for London for his treatment. But, within a time span of 1 year, he returned to India. Upon his arrival in Mumbai, the death of his mother in Jaipur struck him. However, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the actor couldn’t meet his mother for the last time on Saturday, 25 April 2020. Instead, he videoed a conference with his family and paid his last regards to his mother. What he did not know is that he will meet his mother only after 4 days and join her on her journey to heaven.
Irfan Khan’s note to the fans
On 3rd April 2019, he left his fans a heart-felt note to greet his fans on Twitter by saying “Maybe somewhere in the pursuit of winning, we forget how much it means to be loved. In our vulnerability, we are reminded. As I leave my footprints onto these steps of my life, I want to pause to be grateful for receiving your immense love and support, it soothes me in my process of healing.”
At last, he adds “So I travel back to you, thanking you from the bottom of my heart.”
Irfan Khan’s confession of his medical status
Up until 2018, Irfan Khan had not opened his health status to its fans. However, later when invited on the famous reality show called “Aap Ki Adalat,” he finally revealed his medical status and told the world that he is fighting his best against the tumor.
Entire Industry grieves Bollywood Actor Irfan Khan’s death
To Bollywood Actor Irfan Khan’s death, Anupum Kher uploaded a video saying “Irfan’s death is not only a loss to Bollywood, but also to the International industry.” He further added “I will take us many-many years to register that he is not among us anymore. The world will miss him.”
Amitabh Bachan, the legend also expressed his feelings on twitter by tweeting “Just getting news of the passing of Irfaan Khan .. this is the most disturbing and sad news. An incredible talent, a gracious colleague, a prolific contributor to the World of Cinema, left us too soon .. creating a huge vacuum .. Prayers and duas!!!”
King Khan, a.k.a Sharukh Khan mentions “When a great actor dies, they just don’t go away. They take away a lifetime chance from Moviegoers to witness the greatness of acting. Irfan Khan left his Legacy but took a chance from us to see him on Big Screen from now. Only the good die young #IrrfanKhan Bollywood Gem!”
Irfan khan’s family
To begin with, Irfan Khan’s mother, Sayeeda Begum passed away not long ago on 25 April 2020. His wife, Sutapa Sikdar, and two sons, Babil Khan and Ayan Khan are going through a hard time. India is mourning the death of Irfan Khan, who gave the world to hold dearly some top-notch box-office gems.
Irfan Khan’s Awards and Recognition
- Filmfare Award 2004 and 2007
- International Indian Film Academy Awards
- Screen Actor Guild Award
- Central Ohio Film Critic Association
- Padma Shri 2010
Irfan Khan Movies to remember…
- Life of Pie
- The Lunchbox
- Jurassic Park
- Slumdog Millionaire
- The Amazing Spider-Man
- Paan Singh Tomar
- 7 Khoon Maaf
- Life in a Metro
- The Song of Scorpions
- Hindi Medium
- Angrezi Medium
- Salaam Bombay
- Sahib Biwi Aur Gangster
In conclusion, let’s learn that those who die, leave something to cherish for the whole world. During Irfan’s amazing journey of Acting career, he has left us some greatest movies of all times. He has given outstanding performances to match the mindset of 3 generations. For the most part, It is time for us to pay our respect to this actor who spent his entire life working hard for his fan-following. In the meantime, Remember him in your prayers!