Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan and Priyanka Chopra led the tributes to the industry’s most versatile actor, Irrfan Khan, who passed away in Mumbai today at the age of 53 while battling a colon infection. The actor, known for bringing gravitas to Bollywood and essaying the ordinary aam aadmi with panache, was ailing since 2018 when he was diagnosed with a neuroendocrine tumour.
He was laid to rest at the Versova cemetery in the presence of his family and friends. Several celebrities including Vishal Bhardwaj, Tigmanshu Dhulia, Mika Singh and Kapil Sharma attended the last rites of the actor.
Shah Rukh Khan, Salman Khan and Aamir Khan paid touching tributes to their friend Irrfan Khan as his demise left a huge irreplaceable void in the Indian cinema.
Irrfan, 54, died in Mumbai hospital surrounded by his family, wife Sutapa and sons Babil and Aayan. The actor was fighting neuroendocrine tumour, a rare form of cancer with with he was diagnosed in 2018.
Irrfan Khan lost his battle with a rare form of cancer and died in a Mumbai hospital on Wednesday. He was 54. Irrfan, one of India's finest and most versatile actors, is survived by his wife Sutapa and his sons Babil and Ayaan.
He was buried at the Versova graveyard. Several celebrities including Vishal Bhardwaj, Tigmanshu Dhulia, Mika Singh and Kapil Sharma attended the last rites of the actor to pay their respects.
Bollywood actor Irrfan Khan has passed away in Mumbai on Wednesday. He died in the presence of his family-- wife Sutapa Sikdar and sons Babil and Ahan. In 2018, Irrfan was diagnosed with neuroendocrine tumour and finally succumbed to colon infection.
An actor, said Marlon Brando, is at most a poet and at least an entertainer. Irrfan remained, through his three decades of cinematic life, a poet and, when Bollywood embraced him wholeheartedly, an entertainer with whom the poet was always brawling. Against Irrfan, anyone seemed very ordinary. It was like pitting a blockbuster like Sholay against a dud like Kalank.
Bollywood has a battery of glittering stars, but their stilted performances at times can even put a chronic insomniac to sleep. Against Irrfan, these stars looked more like blips on a polluted Delhi sky. Indistinct and hardly visible. Irrfan perhaps made them remember their Beckett. “You’re on earth. There’s no cure for that.” Flying high, these stars crashed miserably to earth pitted against Irrfan.
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