One of the most talented and promising actors Irrfan Khan passed away at the age of 53. He was admitted to Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital for a colon infection on Tuesday. Irrfan is survived by his wife Sutapa Sikder and two sons Babil and Ayan. On April 25, Irrfan Khan lost his mother at Jaipur, but due to lockdown, he was unable to attend the funeral of his mother. He was not well since 2018 and was battling with cancer. Irrfan Khan was unable to promote his last movie Angrezi Medium because of the disease. He was awarded the prestigious honor Padma Shree in the year 2011.
The official statement on Irrfan Khan’s death,
“‘I trust, I have surrendered'”; These were the some of the many words that Irrfan expressed in a heartfelt note he wrote in 2018, opening up about his fight with cancer. And a man of few words and an actor of silent expressions with his deep eyes and his memorable actions on screen.
It’s saddening that this day, we have to bring forward the news of him passing away. Irrfan was a strong soul, someone who fought till the very end and always inspired everyone who came close to him. After having been struck by lightning in 2018 with the news of a 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 his 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.”
Many celebrities, friends, and colleagues of Irrfan Khan have poured their heartfelt condolences. Check out their heartfelt wishes.
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.
— Shoojit Sircar (@ShoojitSircar) April 29, 2020
The first shot that I witnessed as an asst. director was of Irfan khan . Calm , poised and so naturalistic , unlike anything i had seen before.A casual intensity that no other actor could pull off. Thank you Irfan for inspiring us. You will live on in our hearts forever.
— Emraan Hashmi (@emraanhashmi) April 29, 2020
Heartbroken to hear about Irrfan’s untimely demise. It’s an irreparable loss for Indian cinema. Deepest condolences to his wife & sons. RIP Irrfan.
— Ajay Devgn (@ajaydevgn) April 29, 2020
I had not more than a couple of conversations with you Irfan but I have a tear in my eye as I type this .You were a rare human being. I will miss you. Thank you for showing me what being authentic truly means. RIP.
— Hrithik Roshan (@iHrithik) April 29, 2020
Indescribably saddened to hear that we've lost Irrfan Khan. I'll always be thankful to him for taking care of Sonam when they worked together & for being her guiding light at the time. He was an inspiration for everyone, a remarkable actor, unmatched talent & a great human being.
— Anil Kapoor (@AnilKapoor) April 29, 2020
IRRFAN KHAN. There shall never be one like you . RIP.
— Paresh Rawal (@SirPareshRawal) April 29, 2020
Bahut guni abhineta Irrfan Khan ji ke nidhan ki khabar sunkar mujhe bahut dukh hua. Main unko vinamra shraddhanjali arpan karti hun.
— Lata Mangeshkar (@mangeshkarlata) April 29, 2020
— Riteish Deshmukh (@Riteishd) April 29, 2020
RIP IrrfanKhan sir …
The Best Actor Ever
— Genelia Deshmukh (@geneliad) April 29, 2020
Words fail to describe my sense of shock and horror to learn about Irrfan Khan’s passing away. My prayers and deepest condolences are with the family at this grave hour. India’s lost one of her biggest icons today. Our world left for the poorer… #IrrfanKhan #Forever
— Nimrat Kaur (@NimratOfficial) April 29, 2020
It’s so sad to hear about #IrfanKhan passing away. I have learned so much from him as an actor just by sharing screen space with him. A truly gifted actor. And a wonderful man. He really has #GoneTooSoon I’m sure the heavens have saved a special place for him.
— Shahid Kapoor (@shahidkapoor) April 29, 2020
Very sad to hear about our dear colleague Irrfan. How tragic and sad. Such a wonderful talent. My heartfelt condolences to his family and friends.
Thank you Irrfan for all the joy you have brought to our lives through your work.
You will be fondly remembered.
— Aamir Khan (@aamir_khan) April 29, 2020
When we thought nothing could make us feel worse,this happened. I think I will refuse to believe you are no more by watching all your work time n again n again n again. I have known you that way n shall continue to know you that way for ever. You ARE the best we have #IrrfanKhan
— taapsee pannu (@taapsee) April 29, 2020
— Johny Lever (@iamjohnylever) April 29, 2020
Deeply saddened to hear about demise of Irrfan Khan. This is huge loss to the world. May his soul rest in peace.
— Disha Patani (@DishPatani) April 29, 2020
— John Abraham (@TheJohnAbraham) April 29, 2020
We will miss you, Irrfan Khan. You were a gem of an actor and the vacuum created by your loss will never be fulfilled. Rest In Peace Irrfan Khan.