Slumdog Millionaire and and Life of Pi Actor Irrfan Khan Dies at 54

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Irrfan Khan Passes Away

Irrfan Khan – an Indian film actor known for his outstanding work and dedication not only in Indian cinema but also in British films and Hollywood. The Indian National Award-winning actor and cancer warrior died in Mumbai after battling a medical complication.

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Irrfan Khan Honored With Padma Shree

Some Past Situations:

Since the past few days, he was hospitalised in Mumbai until the shocking news of his death came out. He was admitted to the ICU of Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani hospital in Mumbai. Irrfan was suffering from a colon infection as per the reports.

The actor, Irrfan Khan was reportedly diagnosed with a severe neuroendocrine tumour some time back. He spent most of 2018 and 2019 battling this high-grade tumour in London.

It has not been long since Irrfan Khan’s mother, Saeeda Begum, passed away in Jaipur on April 25, and due to the lockdown circumstances, he was unable to attend her last rites.

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Stars Shocked over Irrfan Khan’s Death!

The news of the star’s death was also confirmed by the well-known director and a close friend of his, Shoojit Sircar.

They both worked with each other in the Bollywood Blockbuster ‘Piku’.

The Indian National School of Drama graduate last represented himself in Angrezi Medium; a Homi Adjania directed film.

Though he might not be among us today, but Irrfan Khan will always reside in the hearts of the millions of fans as an immigrant father from ‘The Namesake’, as a ruthless rebel from ‘Paan Singh Tomar’, as the ageing widower from ‘The Lunchbox’, or as a selfless friend from ‘Piku’.

The renowned actor has set benchmarks of his excellence. This is evident from the fact that he was honoured with Padma Shri in 2011, the highest civilian honour. A genius on the silver screen, Irrfan Khan, believed in the economy of emotions.

Irrfan Khan – Hollywood Hero:

Similar to Hindi films, Irrfan had also set a level in Hollywood by working in films like:

  • Slumdog Millionaire
  • Spiderman
  • Jurassic Park
  • Life Of Pi

And many more.

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Irrfan Khan in Jurassic World

Irrfan Khan was India’s most significant cultural exports and has paved the way for other stars to tread similar paths by following his footprints.

It wasn’t only his on-screen personality that was sparkling but also his press interactions were insightful and exciting.

Irrfan Khan Dies: CM Mourns!

Delhi Chief Minister, Arvind Kejriwal also expressed shock over the sudden death of such a precious gem at an early age of 53.

“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,” tweeted the CM.