Earlier this morning, the internet flooded with messages of the sudden demise of actor Irfan Khan. An astounding actor and an excellent human, Irrfan Khan dies at the age of 53.
Though the message was considered rash and more of a rumor, hours later, his friend and well-wisher, Soojit Sircar tweeted saying :
“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. Irrfan Khan salute.”
The message spread like fire in the forest. The entire film industry is shocked at the news of Irrfan passing away. Many have come forward to express their grief and condolences to his family. The actor is survived by his wife and two sons.
Prolific Contributor To the Industry and The Society
From struggling to be an awe-inspiring actor to grappling and fighting for his, Irrfan khan had a tough time. Back in 2018, this veteran actor has diagnosed with a different colon cancer namely the neuroendocrine tumor.
He was taken to London for intensive care and treatment. Soon after his surgery and the following care, reports confirmed he was stable and recovering at an excellent pace. The actor returned to India for filming his upcoming movie: Angrezi Medium. The movie was released just before the imposition of lockdown. Sadly, this is the last film and one that will remain in our hearts forever.
What The Nation Says:
Amitabh Bachchan said Khan’s death left a “huge vacuum”. “An incredible talent, a gracious colleague, a prolific contributor to the world of cinema … left us too soon,” tweeted Bachchan.
The Indian politician Rahul Gandhi described Khan as a “versatile and talented actor; he was a popular Indian brand ambassador on the global film and TV stage. He will be greatly missed.”
“The charisma you brought to everything you did was pure magic,” tweeted Priyanka Chopra. “Your talent forged the way for so many in so many avenues. You inspired so many of us. Irrfan Khan, you will truly be missed. Condolences to the family.”
5th March 2018:
Sometimes you wake up with a jolt with life-shaking you up. In the last fifteen days, my life has been a suspense story. Little had I known that my search for rare stories would make me find a rare disease. I have never given up and have always fought for my choices and always will. My family and friends are with me and we are working it out the best way possible. In trying times, please don’t speculate as I will myself share with you my story within a week – ten days when the further investigations come with a conclusive diagnosis. Till then, wish the best for me.”
Truly he has created a vacuum around us. We express our condolences to his family and peers. Stay strong!