Irrfan Khan passes away at 53 after being hospitalised for colon infection


“I suppose in the end the whole life becomes an act of letting go. But what always hurts the most is a moment to say goodbye.” Irrfan Khan (Life of Pi)

Today is day when the entire India is mourning together. Everyone can feel the grief of losing an exceptional actor of all times .IRRFAN KHAN. The actor died at the age of 53 in Mumbai’s Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital. Where he was being treated for colon infection. A statement released by his family said that he spent his last hours in the warm and affectionate arms of his family and said that till his last breathe “he was still fighting the battle”.

He had been battling with tumour for the last couple of months and had returned to Mumbai after receiving a treatment in London. Irrfan had a family of a wife and two beautiful boys.

Yesterday their family spokesperson confirmed that he had been taken to intensive care unit and later confirmed that he had died.

Irrfan Khan’s death has lead millions of his fans void and the Indian cinema injured.

Amitabh Bachchan, who co-starred with Mr Khan in Piku, tweeted, “An incredible talent, a gracious colleague, a prolific contributor to the world of cinema left us too soon, creating a huge vacuum.” Filmmaker Shoojit Sircar, who directed Irrfan Khan in Piku, tweeted: “My dear friend Irrfan. 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,” he tweeted.

For those who don’t know what a colon infection is: Colon Infection is a digestive disease characterised by the burning in the inner lining of the colon. Infection results in the loss of blood in the colon.  Virus and bacteria can cause this infection. This infection can result in watery diarrhoea 10 to 15 times a day. Abdominal cramping and pain, which may be severe.

Irrfan Khan was last seen in the his movie’ Angrezi Medium’ which was released nearly a week before the lockdown started. The actor wasn’t a part of the promotions as well because of his health reason whereas he addressed all his fans and the media through video conferencing.

Mr.  Khan also lost his mother just four days ago in Jaipur and couldn’t travel to Jaipur due to Corona virus lockdown and paid his last respects through a video call.

Life will go on and has to go on with or without Irrfan but today the Indian cinema has lost a inestimable gem and there might not be any replacement of him not today not ever.


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