Outstanding actor Irrfan Khan is no more. Image Courtesy – https://www.nbcnews.com
Actor Irrfan Khan has died at Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital in Mumbai at the age of 53. He was being admitted to the hospital for treatment of colon infection on Tuesday. The actor had been diagnosed with a neuroendocrine tumour in the year 2018.
He had undergone treatment for several months in 2019 outside India. He has been working on only one project in that time i.e. ‘Angrezi Medium’ of director Homi Adajania.
Irrfan’s career has been widened with various industries over several decades. He has been acclaimed for his performances in Indian cinema. The actor got to work in several international blockbusters such as Slumdog Millionaire, Jurassic World, The Amazing Spider-Man and the Life of Pi.
He has been nominated with the Academy Award for Salaam Bombay. Some of his other flims are Haider (2014), Gunday (2014), Maqbool (2004), Paan Singh Tomar (2011), Piku (2015) and Talvar (2015), The Lunchbox (2013), Hindi Medium (2017) etc.
The death of Irrfan Khan has created a great loss in Indian film industry, and what is more pathetic is the fact that India has lost one of its promising faces for the Hollywood film industry.
Hollywood paid a tribute to the international actor on Wednesday whose career involved from art-film to mainstream cinema in Bollywood and Hollywood both. Colin T. Trevorrow, an American film director and screenwriter, twitted – Deeply sad to have lost #IrrfanKhan. A thoughtful man who found beauty in the world around him, even in pain. In our last correspondence, he asked me to remember “the wonderful aspects of our existence” in the darkest of days. Here he is, laughing.