Bollywood Icon Irfan Khan Dies, Aged 54

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MUMBAI: The Hindi Medium star breathed his last at the Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital in Mumbai and took his heavenly adobe. The talented actor’s sudden demise has left everyone devastated.In 2018, Khan was diagnosed with a neuroendocrine tumor.He died at the age of 54 on 29 April 2020 due to a colon infection.From Bollywood to TV, the entire nation is  collectively mourning the passing away of talented actor.Khan was last seen on the big screen in Angrezi Medium, a sequel to Hindi Medium, which was also the last film to open in Indian cinemas before the country was locked down due to the coronavirus.The actor had spent several months last year in the United Kingdom undergoing cancer treatment.His mother Saeeda Begum died four days ago on April 25.Khan is survived by his wife, Sutapa Devendra Sikdar, and sons Babil and Ayan.

Irfan Khan was an Indian actor, known for his work predominantly in Hindi cinema, in addition to British and American films.Khan’s career spanned over 30 years and earned him numerous accolades, including a National Film Award, an Asian Film Award, and four Filmfare Awards. In 2011, he was awarded the Padma Shri, India’s fourth highest civilian honour.Khan made his film debut with a small role in Salaam Bombay! (1988), which was followed by years of struggle. After starring in the British film The Warrior (2001), he had his breakthrough with starring roles in the dramas Haasil (2003) and Maqbool (2004). He went on to gain critical acclaim for his roles in The Namesake (2006), Life in a… Metro (2007), and Paan Singh Tomar (2011). For portraying the title character in the last of these, he won the National Film Award for Best Actor. Further success came for his starring roles in The Lunchbox (2013), Piku (2015), and Talvar (2015) and he had supporting roles in the Hollywood films The Amazing Spider-Man (2012), Life of Pi (2012), Jurassic World (2015), and Inferno (2016). His highest-grossing Hindi film release came with the comedy-drama Hindi Medium (2017), which won him the Filmfare Award for Best Actor. His final appearance was in its sequel Angrezi Medium (2020).Khan’s final film appearance was in Angrezi Medium, directed by Homi Adajania who directed Cocktail and Finding Fanny along with Kareena Kapoor Khan, Radhika Madan and Deepak Dobriyal.

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