Bollywood fans and beyond are mourning the passing of star Irrfan Khan, who died of complications from a rare neuroendocrine tumor he was diagnosed with in March 2018, according to CNN . The actor was incredibly famous in India and Hollywood, having starred in box office hits like Slumdog Millionaire , The Life of Pi and Jurassic World , among a plethora of roles in other films, according to his IMDb page. Khan’s legacy and net worth at the time of his death were enormous.
A statement from his public relations agency, Hardly Anonymous Communications, confirmed the death of 53 years on April 29, 2020, saying: «It is sad that this day, we have to advance the news of his death. Irrfan was a strong soul, someone who fought to the end and always inspired everyone who approached him. ”
Khan was admitted to the ICU at the Hospital Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani in Mumbai by a colon infection earlier in the week, again by CNN Unfortunately, the mother of Khan died a week earlier, although Khan could not attend the funeral because of efforts ongoing of social distancing in light of the 2020 coronavirus pandemic, according to the Hindustan Times .
Irrfan Khan’s wealth matches his fame
At the time of his death, Irrfan Khan was worth $ 50 million, according to Celebrity Net Worth . Born in Jaipur, India in 1967, the actor went a long way to earn his fame and fortune. He went to the National Drama School in New Delhi after trying his luck at a cricket career, according to the Hindustan Times . Khan then moved to Mumbai, where he began taking television and movie roles.
He won a handful of awards in India, including the National Film Award for Best Actor and four Filmfare Awards. He also has nearly 150 acting credits on IMDB , a testament to how versatile and beloved he was by both Hollywood and international moviegoers.
However, he disagreed with the term “Bollywood”, complaining that it stripped Indian cinema of its identity. Khan said The Guardian in 2013, “I don’t think it’s fair to have that name. Because that industry has its own technique, its own way of making movies that has nothing to do with imitating Hollywood. It originates from the Parsi theater ».
According to him, what really defines Indian cinema is that it “celebrates everything.” Khan added: “So why did they lose their identity by calling it Bollywood? »It was this kind of passion and openness that his colleagues, friends and family loved about him.
Irrfan Khan is survived by his wife and children.
Hearing news of Irrfan Khan’s death in April 2020, celebrities began to pay tribute to their colleague. Actor Priyanka Chopra remembered her friend and co-star in several movies. She tweeted , “The charisma you brought to everything you did was pure magic. Your talent forged the path for many in so many avenues … You inspired so many of us. #IrrfanKhan, I will really miss you. Condolences to the family ».
Even the Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi tweeted his condolences, saying: “The death of Irrfan Khan is a loss to the world of cinema and theater. He will be remembered for his versatile performances in different media. My thoughts are with his family, friends and admirers. May his soul rest in peace. »Other celebrities, cultural figures and fans also spoke about how much it meant to them on social media, for India today .
According to another India today According to the report, Khan’s family issued a statement that he was buried in Versova kabristan shortly after his death: “His family, close relatives and friends were present. Everyone paid their last respects and mourned the loss of his death. We pray for your peace and hope you are in a better place today. He was strong in his fight, and we all have to be strong in this defeat too. ”
Khan is survived by his wife, Sutapa Sikdar, and their two children, Babil and Ayan.