Renowned Bollywood actor, Irfan Khan has sadly passed away as his death was confirmed by his close friend, Bollywood Director Shoojit Sircar.
My dear friend Irfaan. You fought and fought and fought. i will always be proud of you. We shall meet again
The actor’s team also issued a statement after the death of the actor:
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. 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 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’
His health had been deteriorating over the course of the last couple of years and even though he continued doing movies, worthwhile movies, and died at the age of 53. His wife, Sutapa Sikdar is alive and well along with son Babil and Avan.