SAD NEWS! Irrfan Khan passes away at 53 after suffering from colon infection

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There is some sad news we all bring you this noon. Irrfan Khan, who was hospitalised again last afternoon, has breathed his last. Amidst the ongoing Coronavirus lockdown, Irrfan had been admitted to the hospital, and he has passed away a little while ago at Mumbai’s Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital. Ace filmmaker Shoojit Sircar shared the news on his social media.

Have a look at Shoojit’s tweet here:

Official statement on Irrfan Khan’s passing away:

“I trust, I have surrendered.” These were 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 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.”

The actor needed immediate medical attention as his health deteriorated suddenly. According to a report by AajTak, Irrfan had been admitted in the ICU last afternoon. Irrfan is survived by wife Sutapa and his two sons are with him at the hospital.

Irrfan has been struggling on the health front since the time he has been diagnosed with neuroendocrine tumour. He has been under medical attention for it since quite a while now. Finally, he lost the battle. It’s a terribly sad day.

The actor had been going through an unfortunate turn of events as he was mourning the loss of his mother Saeeda Begum. She passed away on Saturday in Jaipur. That is where she used to reside. The actor could not attend his mother’s last rites as well due to the lockdown and paid his last respect through video conferencing.

Irrfan was last seen in Homi Adajania’s ‘Angrezi Medium’ that also starred Kareena Kapoor. The actor was also absent from the promotions due to his ailment.

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