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Actor Irrfan Khan dies at Mumbai hospital battling colon infection

Actor Irrfan Khan breathed his last at a hospital in Mumbai on April 29. He was admitted to the hospital with colon infection.

The 53-year-old actor was admitted to Mumbai’s Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani hospital.

“‘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,” said a statement by his spokesperson, confirming the news of the actor’s death.

“Yes it is true that Irrfan khan is admitted to ICU at Kokilaben in Mumbai because of a colon infection. We would keep everyone updated. He is under doctor’s observation. His strength and courage have helped him battle and fight so far and we are sure with his tremendous willpower and prayers of all his well wishers, he will recover soon,” a statement issued on behalf of Irrfan by his spokesperson said on April 28.

The actor was ailing ever since he was diagnosed with neuroendocrine tumour, and has been under medical attention for the same.

Irrfan was currently mourning the loss of his mother. The actor’s mother Saeeda Begum breathed her last on April 25 in Jaipur where she used to stay. However, owing to the ongoing lockdown, the actor could not physically attend his mother’s last rites and reportedly paid his last respect through video conferencing.


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