On-screen character Irrfan Khan, most popular for his jobs in films like ‘Angrezi Medium’, ‘Hindi Medium’ and ‘Maqbool’ spent away on Wednesday. The on-screen character had been unwell for quite a while. Not long ago, he was hospitalized subsequent to being determined to have colon disease.
The ‘Maqbool’ entertainer was known for his abilities and was additionally named as India’s face in the West. Khan had been determined to have neuroendocrine tumor in 2018 and had lost his mom in Jaipur three days back. He was admitted to the emergency unit the Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital with a colon disease.
Khan was born Saahabzaade Irfan Ali Khan in Jaipur in 1966, the son of a tyre seller, and went to drama school after failing as a cricketer.
He struggled to make headway in the film industry, despite being cast in a small role as a letter writer in Mira Nair’s 1988 Salaam Bombay! – to his frustration he only managed to find regular work in low-grade TV soap operas.
“I came into this industry to tell stories and do cinema and I was stuck in television,” he told the Guardian in 2013.
T 3516 – .. just getting news of the passing of Irfaan Khan .. this is a 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 🙏
— Amitabh Bachchan (@SrBachchan) April 29, 2020
My dear friend Irfaan. You fought and fought and fought. I will always be proud of you.. we shall meet again.. condolences to Sutapa and Babil.. you too fought, Sutapa you gave everything possible in this fight. Peace and Om shanti. Irfaan Khan salute.
— Shoojit Sircar (@ShoojitSircar) April 29, 2020
Irrfan Khan was last seen in Angrezi Medium, which released a little over a week before the lockdown was imposed in India. The actor wasn’t part of the film’s promotions because of his health; he spoke to his fans via a video message ahead of the trailer release of the film.
His movie credits include internationally acclaimed offerings such as The Lunchbox and the Hollywood blockbuster Jurassic World.
No stereotypical looks, no six-pack, no fancy dance steps, no dynastic claim to a place in Bollywood. It was just talent & a breathtaking screen presence. #IrrfanKhan your courage to speak up when others chose silence was your biggest asset & will be missed the most. God speed.
— Omar Abdullah (@OmarAbdullah) April 29, 2020
#IrrfanKhan, actor extraordinaire and India’s face in the West, dies at 53https://t.co/lwibLwe35x pic.twitter.com/s9bsLSMCF3
— Hindustan Times (@htTweets) April 29, 2020
Deeply sad to have lost #IrrfanKhan. A thoughtful man who found beauty in the world around him, even in pain. In our last correspondence, he asked me to remember “the wonderful aspects of our existence” in the darkest of days. Here he is, laughing. pic.twitter.com/8eAsSOO9Ie
— Colin Trevorrow (@colintrevorrow) April 29, 2020