Extraordinary actor Irrfan Khan passes away at 54 after battling with neuroendocrine tumor:
Actor Irrfan Khan has passed away at the age of 54, after being admitted to Mumbai’s Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital. As per reports, he was under observation for colon infection. The actor was diagnosed with a neuroendocrine tumor in 2018 and was undergoing treatment in abroad. Irrfan was admitted to the ICU on April 28 following a colon infection. However, the actor’s health worsened, and he took his last breath on April 29.
The actor’s representatives shared the news with a statement:
‘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 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’.
After being diagnosed with the tumor he took life as it came and fought many battles along with the love and support of his family and friends. Today he left for his heavenly abode, leaving behind truly a legacy of his own.
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
Filmmaker Shoojit Sircar also shared the news of Irrfan’s demise on Twitter. He tweeted, “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.”
He used to travel to London frequently for treatment ever since he was diagnosed with a tumor. Irrfan was even unable to promote his last release, Angrezi Medium, due to his illness.
Irrfan also lost his mother on weekend and attended the funeral through video call due to nationwide lockdown.
— Irrfan (@irrfank) February 12, 2020
Before his last film release, the actor shared an empowering video message for his fans, stating that the only choice he had was to remain positive. “One doesn’t have any other choice but to remain positive. Whether you are able to make lemonade in such situations is entirely up to you. We’ve made this film with the same sort of positivity. I hope this film is able to make you laugh and cry in equal measure.”
Bollywood mourns the death of Irrfan Khan:
Nothing can be more heartbreaking and tragic than the news of passing away of a dear friend, one of the finest actors and a wonderful human being #IrrfanKhan. Saddest day!! May his soul rest in peace. #OmShanti 🙏 pic.twitter.com/QSm05p7PfU
— Anupam Kher (@AnupamPKher) April 29, 2020
Can’t believe what’s happened. Still in shock. Honestly for me Irfan sir you were the benchmark for acting in our country.. so heartbreaking to hear this piece of news. May your soul rest in peace .. #IrrfanKhan 🙏🏻
— ARMAAN MALIK (@ArmaanMalik22) April 29, 2020
Words fail to describe my sense of shock and horror to learn about Irrfan Khan’s passing away. My prayers and deepest condolences are with the family at this grave hour. India’s lost one of her biggest icons today. Our world left for the poorer… #IrrfanKhan #Forever
— Nimrat Kaur (@NimratOfficial) April 29, 2020
— Boney Kapoor (@BoneyKapoor) April 29, 2020
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
— Riteish Deshmukh (@Riteishd) April 29, 2020
Irrfan Khan made his acting debut in 1988 with Salaam Bombay. After struggling for years, he finally got success. In a career spanning over three decades, Irrfan Khan did over 5o Indian films and even won a National award and four Filmfare awards. In 2011, Irrfan was honored with the Padma Shri by the government of India for his significant contribution to arts and cinema.
Irrfan is survived by wife Sutapa Sikdar and his two children, Babil and Ayan.
What is a neuroendocrine tumor?
— Irrfan (@irrfank) March 16, 2018
On March 16, 2018, Irrfan revealed about his health condition to his fans.
A neuroendocrine tumor is a rare tumor that can occur anywhere in the body. Most neuroendocrine tumors occur in the lungs, appendix, small intestine, rectum, and pancreas.this tumor grows slowly over the years. NETs grow in cells that make hormones and chemicals that help control different actions in your body.