National Award-winning actor and cancer warrior Irrfan Khan, whose films are a masterclass in splendid seamless acting, died at the Mumbai’s Kokilaben Hospital after battling a medical complication arising from colon infection. He was 53 and is survived by his wife Sutapa Sikdar and two sons Babil and Ayan.
“I trust, i have surrendered”; these were the words that Irrfan expressed in a heartfelt note he wrote in 2018 opening up about his fight with cancer.
“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’,” the spokesperson added.