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Bollywood legend Irrfan Khan has died !!

Irrfan Khan, the Bollywood leading man who found global fame in Oscar-winning films like Slumdog Millionaire and Life of Pi, died Wednesday in a Mumbai hospital. He was 53.

Indian actor Irrfan Khan dies after long battle with cancer.

“He fought the many battles that came with it,” the spokesman said in a statement, referring to the diagnosis of Khan’s rare cancer in 2018.

Bollywood legend Irrfan Khan has died aged 53

trends : Irrfan Khan passes away: Mohanlal, Nivin Pauly, Prayaga Martin,and other Mollywood stars mourn the actor’s demise
News of Bollywood actor Irrfan Khan passing away has come as a shock to the entire nation. The ace actor Irrfan Khan, who was suffering from cancer due to a neuro endocrine tumour, passed away today at a hospital in Mumbai, where he was admitted for colon infection. He was 53. The talented actor had been battling cancer since 2018. After the news of his demise broke, actors across industries have been sending condolences to the star’s family including Mollywood artists. From Nivin Pauly and Prayaga Martin to Ahaana Krishna and others, stars have been mourning his loss.
Mollywood superstar Mohanlal was upset hearing the demise of Irrfan Khan. He wrote, “Extremely saddened to hear the loss of Irrfan Khan. May his soul rest in peace.”
Mollywood actor Nivin Pauly was shocked to hear the unfortunate news. “Absolutely shocked and sad to hear about the demise of #IrrfanKhan. What a brilliant actor he was! Thank you for the memories sir! India will miss you legend! RIP,” Nivin Pauly wrote.

Actress Prayaga Martin also mourned the demise of the immensely talented actor. She wrote, “This hurts so much!”

 

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Actress Prayaga Martin also mourned the demise of the immensely talented actor. She wrote, “This hurts so much!”

‘Luca’ actress Ahaana Krishna was also shocked by the death of Irrfan Khan and she added that she couldn’t even accept that the actor was no more. “Deaths are always painful. Some of them you can accept. Some others, you can never find yourself being able to accept. One of my most favorite actors. One of the best. An actor who’s work mesmerized you. Someone whom you could keep watching. Will miss you Irrfan.”

Mollywood producer Supriya Menon took to her social media handle and penned, “Gone too soon! Rest in peace!#IrrfanKhan.”

 

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Gone too soon! Rest in peace!#IrrfanKhan

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Here’s what other Mollywood stars have expressed:

 

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One of the most finest actors in our country is no more… will miss you Rest in peace Prayers

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Irrfan Khan is survived by his wife Sutapa and sons – Babil and Ayan. The actor began his career in showbiz with filmmaker Mira Nair’s movie ‘Salaam Bombay’. After starring in many other movies, it took a while for the ace actor to step into mainstream Bollywood cinema. Best known for his works in movies like ‘Maqbool’, ‘The Lunchbox’, ‘Haider’ and ‘Pihu’ among others, he has also received global attention for his performances in the movies ‘Slumdog Millionaire’, ‘Inferno’ and ‘Life of Pi’. ‘Angrezi Medium’ was his last film.


Indian actor Irrfan Khan dies after long battle with cancer

Irrfan Khan

“He fought the many battles that came with it,” the spokesman said in a statement, referring to the diagnosis of Khan’s rare cancer in 2018.
Irrfan Khan, Best Supporting Male nominee for “The Namesake”, arrives at the 2008 Film Independent’s Spirit Awards in Santa Monica, California

Irrfan Khan, an Indian actor

who brought a modern sensibility to recent hit films and had roles in Hollywood movies such as “Life of Pi” and “The Namesake,” died on Wednesday, aged 54.
The death, after a prolonged battle with cancer, was confirmed by a spokesman who said Khan was surrounded by family at the time.

“He fought the many battles that came with it,” the spokesman said in a statement, referring to the diagnosis of Khan’s rare cancer in 2018.
Khan was among the first Indian actors to make a consistent mark in Western cinema, following in the footsteps of crossover pioneers such as Saeed Jaffrey, Roshan Seth and Om Puri.
Born Sahabzade Irfan Ali Khan in the western desert state of Rajasthan, in a family with no ties to cinema, the actor recalled in interviews that as children, he and his siblings were not allowed to watch movies.
The only exception was when a visiting uncle took them to the theater.
“An incredible talent,” said Bollywood superstar Amitabh Bachchan, among the tributes on Twitter that followed Khan’s death. “A gracious colleague. A prolific contributor to the world of cinema .. left us too soon creating a huge vacuum.”
Another well-known director, Karan Johar, said, “Thank you for raising the bar as an artist … Thank you for enriching our cinema… We will miss you terribly, Irrfan.”

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Bollywood legend Irrfan Khan has died aged 53
Irrfan Kahn, the Indian-born actor who found fame in Hollywood as well as Bollywood, has died aged 53. The actor had recently been admitted to the intensive care unit of Mumbai’s Kokilaben hospital with a colon infection.

The actor has struggled with health issues over recent years, in 2018 Kahn revealed that he had been diagnosed with a neuroendocrine tumour. However, he was well enough to continue shooting Angrezi Medium, which will now be his last picture.

Khan’s most famous role in the west is as the police inspector in Danny Boyle’s Slumdog Millionaire but was a Bollywood mainstay acting in smash hits like Hindi Medium and Haider.

Born Saahabzaade Irfan Ali Khan in Jaipur in 1966, the young boy chose to avoid following in his father’s footsteps as a tyre salesman and instead went to drama school after try and failing to become a professional cricket player. Despite working hard at school Khan found it difficult to break into acting.

Though he eventually found some fame on TV soap operas, the actor was frustrated with his lack of film roles, “I came into this industry to tell stories and do cinema and I was stuck in television,” he told the Guardian in 2013. But a breakthrough did happen.

Khan was cast in Asif Kapadia’s first feature film, the quasi-samurai film The Warrior, which was shot in India. It quickly became a cult classic and won a BAFTA in 2002 for best British film. It would propel Khan into mainstream Indian cinema. It saw Khan regularly cast as villains or policemen, a trait he shared in Hollywood too, most notably in the Oscar-winning Slumdog Millionaire.

After Boyle’s film, Khan soon became a well-loved character actor for big-budget Hollywood films including Jurassic World, Inferno and his star-performance in Ang Lee’s Life of Pi. It was a career littered with success and classy performances and is a testament to Khan’s skill and personality.

Khan is survived by his wife Sutapa Sikdar, and sons Babil and Ayan.

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