Passing away of the legendary actor, Irrfan Khan has left people from all around the world distraught. He was admitted to the ICU on 28th April due to a colon infection and he passed away the next morning on 29th April leaving everyone shocked and utterly sad. Social media blew up with people reacting to this unpredictable and disheartening news.
“I trust, I have surrendered”. These were a number of the various words that Irrfan expressed during a heartfelt note he wrote in 2018 opening up about his fight with cancer. Despite suffering from this disease, he didn’t let anything to come between him and his art. He was more a man of expressions than a man of words. His performances touched everyone and will continue to do so.
“It’s saddening that today, we’ve to bring forward the news of him dying. Irrfan was
a strong soul, someone who fought till the very end and always inspired everyone who came close to him. After having been struck by lightning in 2018 with the news of rare cancer, he took life soon after because it came and he fought the various battles that came with it. Surrounded by his love, his family for whom he most cared about, he left for heavenly abode, leaving truly a legacy of his own. We all pray and hope that he’s asleep. And to resonate and spare his words he had said, ‘As if I used to be tasting life for the primary time, the magical side of it’,” said a politician statement.
“I want to entertain people but with some substance!” He had once said. Hours after his death was announced, Doordarshan announced the rerun of the actor’s first TV serial, Shrikant.
Directed by Pravin Nischol, the series also featured Farooq Shaikh. It was based on Sarat
Chandra Chattopadhyay’s book. The show aired on Doordarshan in 1985–1986.
DD said in the tweet, “Watch your favourite #IrrfanKhan in Sarat Chandra Chattopadhyay’s Shrikant, this afternoon at 3:30 pm on @DDNational.”
Irrfan Khan has left his footprints everywhere. Be it his roles in Hollywood movies like Jurrasic World, Inferno, Life of Pie, etc or his role in epic Bollywood like Hindi Medium, Pan Singh Tomar, Lunchbox, Maqbool and many more. He was one of the most versatile actors India has ever produced. Even if he isn’t present among us physically now, but he’ll always be in our hearts.