International News from World: Indian National Award-winning actor and cancer warrior Irrfan Khan, whose films are a masterclass in seamless acting, died in Mumbai on Wednesday morning 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.
News of his death was confirmed by Khan’s publicist.
“‘I trust, i have surrendered'”; these were 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,” Khan’s spokesperson stated.
“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 as it came and fought the many battles that came with the dreaded disease.
Surrounded by his love, his family, for whom he most cared about, he left for heaven[ly] 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 …, ‘As if I was tasting life for the first time, the magical side of it’,” the spokesperson added.