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Irrfan Khan Passes Away At 53

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Actor Irrfan Khan passed away today, fighting a colon infection in Mumbai’s Kokilaben Hospital. The actor had been unwell for atleast two years. In 2018, news of a rare neuro endocrine tumour came, and Irrfan headed to the UK for treatment. He acted only in Angrezi Medium, a sequel to Hindi Medium, over the last two years.

The actor, who spent time away from limelight, undergoing treatment, sent out a message in 2019 about his health.

A spokesperson for Irrfan’s family released the following statement:

““i trust, i have surrendered”; These were the some of the many words that Irrfan expressed in a heart felt 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 heaven 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”.

Condolences have been pouring in from his friends, colleagues from the film fraternity as well as fans.

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