Renowned India’s best and most beloved actors, Irrfan Khan has died at the age of 53.
The Bollywood actor,who play a major roles in Slumdog Millionaire, Jurassic World, and Life of Pi,was admitted to the intensive care unit of Mumbai’s Kokilaben hospital on Tuesday with a colon infection where he passed away.
The Actor,revealed in March 2018 that he had been diagnosed with a rare neuroendocrine tumor — an abnormal growth that begin in the body’s specialized neuroendocrine cells, according to the Mayo Clinic.
Two months after he opened up in a tweet, he wrote an open letter about his experience with the cancer treatment. In the letter, he spoke about the “intensity” of his pain and the “uncertainty” of life.
Khan was born Saahabzaade Irfan Ali Khan in Jaipur in 1966, the son of a tyre seller, and went to drama school after failing as a cricketer.
Irrfan made his Bollywood debut with Mira Nair’s Salaam Bombay in 1988, and has worked in numerous films since then. He has also been part of many Hollywood projects, from Jurassic World to Slumdog Millionaire.
Khan’s breakthrough role came as he featured the debut of then-unknown British director Asif Kapadia, whose low budget samurai-esque tale The Warrior was shot in India. Released in 2002, The Warrior was selected for the prestigious San Sebastián film festival and won the Bafta award for best British film.
Irrfan is survived by wife Sutapa Sikder, and sons Babil and Ayan.