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Irrfan Khan Passes Away, Bollywood Pays Homage To Maverick Actor

Irrfan Khan Passes Away, Bollywood Pays Homage To Maverick Actor

From colleagues to fans, everybody is mourning the untimely demise of actor Irrfan Khan. He was suffering from a rare cancer since two years.

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  • Last Updated: May 2, 2020, 11:05 PM IST
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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

His love life and marriage with Sutapa is a story for all ages. The two were fellow mates in the National School of Drama in New Delhi and fell in love during their college days. They shared the common love for cinema and art. They wed in February 1995 and were blessed with son Babil and Ahan through their 25 years of happily married life.

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.

Read: Remembering Irrfan Khan, a Poet in an Era of Entertainers

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