Irrfan Khan was a maverick and unchallenged actor in Bollywood, he was unarguably one of the most versatile and best actors India has ever had. Irrfan not only graced the Indian screen but was equally known and respected in Hollywood having acted in Oscar-winning movies like Slumdog Millionaire and Life of Pie among others.
A master-craft man of cinema
Irrfan was truly a maverick and magician of his craft, lighting up the screen with his presence. Unfortunately, he has been battling a rare form of cancer for the past few years. He was out of the country for a considerable amount of time for treatment. He returned to India last year and finished ‘Angrezi Medium’ which turned out to be his penultimate project.
He was admitted to Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital in Mumbai on April 27 after complaining of breathing problems. He passed away this morning. The following press release has been issued by his representative.
A huge loss for Indian cinema!
Bollywood truly lost a great talent and legend today. Irrfan’s presence will be missed in movies as actors like him are irreplaceable. May his soul rest in peace and his family find strength in these trying times!
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