Shoojit Sircar And Bhumi Pednekar Mourns The Demise Of Irrfan Khan
After a long battle with Cancer, actor Irrfan Khan has passed away at the age of 54. The actor was rushed to to Mumbai’s Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital on Tuesday, where was under observation for colon infection. The actor in 2018 had announced that he’d been diagnosed with a neuroendocrine tumour.
Bollywood celebrities such as filmmaker Shoojit Sircar, actress Bhumi Pednekar among many others took to their social media profile and expressed their grief.
Filmmaker Shoojit Sircar wrote, “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. Irfaan Khan salute.”
Actress Bhumi Pednekar shared, “So heartbroken on the demise of #IrrfanKhan sir. We are shocked & just sad. My condolences to the family .You will live on forever in our hearts sir. Thank you for entertaining us and giving us such powerful performances .You were an institution & an inspirational force. RIP”
Irrfan had undergone treatment abroad for several months in 2019, working on just one project in that time, director Homi Adajania’s Angrezi Medium. The actor lost his mother, Saeeda Begum, on Saturday, and was reported to have attended her funeral via video call. Irrfan’s mother was 95.
Irrfan’s career spanned several decades and industries. Acclaimed for his roles in Indian cinema, the actor was also involved in several international blockbusters such as Slumdog Millionaire, Jurassic World, The Amazing Spider-Man and Life of Pi.
His most famous films include his debut, the Academy Award nominated Salaam Bombay!, Maqbool (2004), Paan Singh Tomar (2011), The Lunchbox (2013), Haider (2014), Gunday (2014), Piku (2015) and Talvar (2015) and Hindi Medium (2017).