Irrfan Khan one of the finest artist we ever had died of colon infection-related complications on Wednesday 29-04-2020…India lost a true Gem.

Irrfan Khan one of the finest artist we ever had died of colon infection-related complications on Wednesday after fighting a brave battle against a rare form of cancer, neuroendocrine tumour, for two years. Films like Slumdog Millionaire, Jurassic World Maqbool, Haider, Lunch Box, Piku and Life of Pi, proven his talent and the simplicity of acting. His role in Jurassic World and Life of Pi were the milestones for the Indian film industry. After having a with a colon infection he was admitted to the intensive care unit of Mumbai’s Kokilaben hospital on Tuesday. On Wednesday morning a statement released confirming his death.

He was born in Jaipur in 1966, as the son of a tyre seller, and went to drama school after failing as a cricketer. By years of struggle. Khan made his film debut with a small role in Salaam Bombay! (1988). After starring in the British film The Warrior (2001), he had his breakthrough with starring roles in the dramas Haasil (2003) and Maqbool (2004). He went on to gain critical acclaim for his roles in The Namesake (2006), Life in a… Metro (2007), and Paan Singh Tomar (2011). For portraying the title character in the last of these, he won the National Film Award for Best Actor. Further success came for his starring roles in The Lunchbox (2013), Piku (2015), and Talvar (2015) and he had supporting roles in the Hollywood films The Amazing Spider-Man (2012), Life of Pi (2012), Jurassic World (2015), and Inferno (2016) His other notable roles were in Slumdog Millionaire (2008), New York (2009), Haider (2014), and Gunday (2014), and the television series In Treatment (2010)

His highest-grossing Hindi film release came with the comedy-drama Hindi Medium (2017), which won him the Filmfare Award for Best Actor, and his final film appearance was in its sequel Angrezi Medium (2020). In 2011, he was awarded the Padma Shri, India’s fourth-highest civilian honour.

In March 2018, Khan revealed he had been diagnosed with a neuroendocrine tumour, but after extensive treatment, he recovered well enough to shoot Angrezi Medium. The film that would turn out to be his last, and whose release this March was cut short because of the coronavirus pandemic. His untimely passing away has led to a deluge of emotions as personalities from the entertainment, sports, politics and common people from all over the world expressing their regret and remorse at the day, demise. On Wednesday lost the battle and left a nation in mourning.

Bollywood actor Amitabh Bachchan tweeted Khan’s death left a “huge vacuum”. “An incredible talent, a gracious colleague, a prolific contributor to the world of cinema … left us too soon,”. His death shed darkness not only in Bollywood but for the whole of India. Celebrities from the various field shared their condolences through social media. Indian prime minister Narendra Modi said that Khan’s demise was “a loss to the world of cinema and theatre. He will be remembered for his versatile performances across different mediums. My thoughts are with his family, friends and admirers. May his soul rest in peace.”


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