Actor Irrfan Khan Deceases at 53 in Mumbai

Actor Irrfan Khan who battled with neuroendocrine tumour for the past several months dies this morning. Reports say that he has been under treatment in London. Check out more details here.

Updated: Apr 29, 2020 14:44 IST

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Actor Irrfan Khan dies at 53.

Actor Irfan Khan who was diagnosed with colon infection, and was admitted in Mumbai's Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital, has expired. Irrfan battled a tumour for several months and returned to Mumbai a few months ago after his treatment in London. His spokesperson confirmed yesterday that he had been taken to the ICU and later dismissed rumours that Irrfan Khan had died.

Director Shoojit Sircar, who directed Irrfan Khan in Piku, tweeted, "My dear friend Irfaan. You fought and fought and fought. I will always be proud of you.. we shall meet again.. condolences to Sutapa and Babil.. you too fought, Sutapa you gave everything possible in this fight. Peace and Om shanti. Irfaan Khan salute," he tweeted.

 

He was admitted last night after his health conditions turned down because of a colon infection.

As the news of Irrfan Khan's hospitalization spread on Tuesday evening, the actor's spokesperson released this statement: "Yes, Irrfan Khan is indeed admitted to ICU at Kokilaben in Mumbai because of a colon infection. We would keep everyone updated. He is under the observation of doctors. His strength and courage have helped him battle and fight so far, and we are sure with his tremendous willpower and prayers of his well-wishers, he will recover soon." 

According to the reports, Irrfan's wife Sutapa Sikdar and his sons Babil and Ayan Khan were also at the hospital.

The Piku actor was diagnosed with a neuroendocrine tumour in March 2018. He flew to London for treatment. He returned to India in February 2019 to shoot Angrezi Medium and returned to London after a brief stay in India. The actor came back to India in September last year after surgery and treatment in London.

Irrfan Khan's mother, Saeeda Begum, died at the age of 95 on Saturday morning in Jaipur. According to news agency ANI, Irrfan, who couldn't travel from Mumbai due to the coronavirus lockdown, paid his last respects to his late mother through a video conferencing session. Irrfan Khan was last seen in the movie Angrezi Medium. Celebrities mourned his death on Twitter. Check out a few tweets below.