Bhubaneswar: Irrfan Khan’s last rites were held at Mumbai at 3 pm on Wednesday in Mumbai. He is survived by his wife Sutapa and two sons.
Considered as one of the most versatile and revered actors of Bollywood, Irrfan breathed his last after fighting a two-year battle with neuroendocrine tumour.
The 53-year-old actor, who was diagnosed with a neuroendocrine tumor in 2018, passed away at Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital in Mumbai on Wednesday. The entire countrymen, including the Bollywood fraternity were shocked to hear the untimely demise of the actor. People from all walks of life mourned his death and termed his death as an irreparable loss.
Born in Rajasthan on January 7,1967, the actor is known for his work predominantly in Hindi cinema, in addition to British and American films. In a career spanning over 30 years and featuring in more than 50 domestic films, Irrfan had received numerous awards, including a National Film Award and Filmfare Awards in four categories. In 2011, he was awarded Padma Shri, India’s fourth highest civilian honour.
An alumnus of National School of Drama (NSD), New Delhi, Irrfan made his debut in Bollywood with the Academy Award-nominated Salaam Bombay in 1988. Followed by a series of roles in films that failed to propel his career forward, he received critical acclaim for playing negative roles in the drama films Haasil (2003) and Maqbool (2004). He won the Filmfare Award as Best Villain for Haasil.