Bollywood actor Irrfan Khan, who was battling with neuroendocrine tumour for more than two years, died at the age of 54 on Wednesday. He was admitted in Mumbai’s Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital on Tuesday and was under observation for colon infection.
A representative of the actor shared the news with a statement :
The news of his death has shattered the Bollywood and millions of fans of the actor. Filmmaker Shoojit Sircar took to Twitter to express his condolences to the actor and the bereaved family.
Irrfan made his screen debut in Academy Award-nominated film Salaam Bombay (1988) directed by Mira Nair. In a career span of thirty years, Irrfan featured in more than 50 domestic films and bagged several awards including National Film Award and Filmfare Awards. In 2011, he was conferred with Padma Shri, India’s fourth highest civilian honour for his contribution to the field of arts.
Some of his famous films include Paan Singh Tomar, The Lunchbox, Haider, Gunday, Piku, Talvar and Hindi Film.
He is survived by his wife Sutapa Sikda and two sons Babil and Ayan.