Irrfan Khan, who was arguably the best actor in India, has died at the age of 53 due to complications in his colon.
Khan was known for his performance in movies such as Angrezi Medium, Slumdog Millionaire, Lie of Pi, Billu, and many more.
Wes Anderson, a director, once wrote a special part for him so he could work with Irrfan Khan.
Sadly in the year 2018, Khan revealed that he had been diagnosed with rare cancer, which is known as the Neuroendocrine Tumor.
His spokesperson said in 2018:
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’.
Khan underwent treatment at a hospital in London, England, for his illness and came back to India to work again in the Bollywood industry.
Khan had been in intensive care since Tuesday after doctors found out that he had a colon infection, which killed him.
According to reports, Khan was buried at the Versova Kabristan Cemetery in Mumbai, India, after his death was announced.
His close relatives, friends, and family were present.
How Big Named People Reacted:
Amitabh Bachchan, a superstar actor in India, got to know about the death of Khan, and said: “An incredible talent… a gracious colleague… a prolific contributor to the World of Cinema… left us too soon… creating a huge vacuum.”
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
Arvind Kejriwal, a politician, said: “Shocked to hear of the demise of Irrfan Khan, one of the most exceptional actors of our time. May his work always be remembered and his soul rest in peace.”
Shocked to hear of the demise of Irrfan Khan, one of the most exceptional actors of our time. May his work always be remembered and his soul rest in peace
— Arvind Kejriwal (@ArvindKejriwal) April 29, 2020
Priyanka Chopra, a Hollywood and Bollywood actress, said: “The charisma you brought to everything you did was pure magic. Your talent forged the way for so many in so many avenues.. You inspired so many of us. #IrrfanKhan you will truly be missed. Condolences to the family.”
The charisma you brought to everything you did was pure magic. Your talent forged the way for so many in so many avenues.. You inspired so many of us. #IrrfanKhan you will truly be missed. Condolences to the family. pic.twitter.com/vjhd5aoFhc
— PRIYANKA (@priyankachopra) April 29, 2020
Our thoughts and prayers are with the family of Irrfan Khan, may your soul rest in peace.