Acclaimed actor Irrfan Khan passed away in Mumbai’s Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani hospital early Wednesday.

The actor was rushed to the hospital on April 28 evening and was kept in the ICU because of a colon infection.

He was 53 years old at the time of his demise.

Irrfan Khan is survived by his wife Sutapa Sikdar and two sons Babli Khan and Ayan Khan.

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

“‘I trust, I have surrendered,” 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,” Khan’s spokesperson stated.

The shocking news comes just three days after the actor’s mother Saeda Begum breathed her last on Saturday in Jaipur where she used to stay.

However, owing to the ongoing lockdown, the actor could not physically attend his mother’s last rites and reportedly paid his last respect through video conferencing.

The ‘Life of Pi’ actor was diagnosed with neuroendocrine tumour in March 2018 and a few days later, he left for London for his treatment.

He returned to India in February 2019 and filmed ‘Angrezi Medium’ during his brief visit.

A couple of months later, he flew to London to continue the treatment and returned to India after his surgery in September 2019.

A National Award-winning actor Irrfan Khan was known for films which are masterclass in splendid seamless acting.

Union information and broadcasting minister Prakash Javadekar while expressing his condolences tweeted:

‘Irfan Khan was a versatile actor. Sorry to hear about his demise. My heartfelt condolences to his family, friends and fans. Om Shanti.’

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