New Delhi: Bollywood veteran Irrfan Khan is no longer with us. He breathed his last at the hospital in Mumbai on Wednesday. He was suffering from neuroendocrine tumours for the past one year. Irrfan Khan was 53 years old. In this way, the whole Bollywood is in shock due to the death of Irrfan, or to say that a wave of mourning has taken place in the entire film world. Many Bollywood stars including Amitabh Bachchan, Akshay Kumar, Ajay Devgn, Karan Johar, Sunny Deol, Mallika Sherawat, Armaan Malik, Lata Mangeshkar and Tamannaah Bhatia have expressed grief over Irrfan’s death.
First film director Shoojit Sircar gave this information through a tweet. Shoojit wrote in a tweet from his Twitter account, ‘My dear friend Irrfan. You fought and fought and fought. I will always be proud of you .. We will meet again .. Condolences to Sutapa and Babil .. You also fought, Sutapa, you have given all possible help in this fight. Shanti and Om Shanti. Salute to Irrfan Khan.’
Soon after, the official statement also came out. This statement said, ‘Irrfan was a strong soul, someone who fought till the end and whoever came close to him, always inspired him. After a lightning strike in 2018 with news of rare cancer, he fought many battles that came with it. Surrounded by his love, for his family, which he cared the most, he has actually left his legacy behind and has gone to heaven. We all pray for his peace.
Was admitted in the hospital in Mumbai
Let us tell you, Irrfan Khan was admitted to Kokilaben Hospital in Mumbai on Monday due to sudden health deterioration, where he was kept in ICU. It was told that he had a colon infection. Irrfan was born on 07 January 1967 in a Muslim Pathan family in Jaipur. Irrfan’s full name was Sahabzade Irrfan Ali Khan. In 2018, Irrfan Khan revealed in a post on social media that he was suffering from a neuroendocrine tumour. In February 2019, Irrfan returned to India after treatment from New York. After this, on 13 March last month, he was seen in his last film ‘English Medium’.
Mother died recently
Recently, Irrfan Khan’s mother Saida Begum also died in Jaipur at the age of 95 and due to the lockdown in the country, he could not attend his mother’s funeral.
Irrfan’s life was full of struggles
Irrfan’s life was full of struggles. He had to work hard to make his mark in Bollywood. The biggest change in his life was when his father died. During this time, he was enrolled in the NSD-National School of Drama. This period of Irrfan was full of struggles because, after the death of his father, Irrfan stopped getting money from home. Irrfan completed his studies with the help of a fellowship from NSD.
Made hir special identity in Hollywood too
Irrfan married Sutapa Sikander, who was his classmate, on 23 February 1995. Irrfan was also ready for conversion for this wedding, but Sutapa’s family had asked for marriage. Therefore, Irrfan did not have to make any changes. Irrfan got a lot of support from his wife Sutapa during his bad times. Sutapa always stood with her husband Irrfan. Irrfan got recognition in Bollywood from the 2005 film Rog, in which he played an important role. Along with Bollywood, Irrfan also made his special identity in Hollywood. He also acted in several Hollywood films.