Actor Irrfan Khan passes away at 53

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Last Updated: Wed, Apr 29th, 2020, 13:01:06hrs
Irrfan Khan

National Award-winning actor Irrfan Khan passed away on Wednesday in Mumbai, after battling a medical complication arising from colon infection.

The actor is survived by his wife Sutapa Sikdar and sons Babil and Ayan.

News of his death was confirmed by Khan's publicist.

"'I trust, i have surrenderedโ€; these were the some of the many words that Irrfan expressed in a heartfelt 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," the actor's spokesperson stated.

"Itโ€™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'," he added.

The news of the Irrfan Khan's death was confirmed by director Shoojit Sitcar, the actor's close friend. The duo worked together in Piku.