Legendary Bollywood actor Irrfan Khan has passed away at the age of 53 at hospital in Mumbai from complications resulting from a colon infection.
The actor had been battling with health issues for some time now after being diagnosed with neuroendocrine cancer back in 2018.
According to the TIme of India report, his family released the following statement:
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. 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’.
Irrfan Khan last appeared in the movie Angrezi Medium that was released in cinemas just before the COVID-19 lockdown. The movie however stopped playing in theathers because of the pandemic and was later released online.
Irrfan Khan has had a big part in Hollywood where he has worked in titles suchs as the Life of Pi, Slumdog Millionaire, Jurassic Park and the Amazing Spider-Man.