Bollywood loses veteran actor, Irrfan Khan

Bollywood star Irrfan Khan has died at the age of 53, after being admitted to Mumbai’s Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital on Tuesday.

Khan, known internationally for roles in Slumdog Millionaire and Jurassic Park, was admitted to the intensive care unit of Mumbai’s Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital with a colon infection.

Back in 2018, the Indian actor announced that he had been diagnosed with a rare neuroendocrine tumour.

However, the news of his death was shared on Twitter by filmmaker Shoojit Sircar.

“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,” Shoojit Sircar wrote on Twitter.

Khan made his screen debut with a small role in Salaam Bombay! in 1988.

In a career spanning over 30 years and featuring in more than 50 domestic films, Khan received numerous awards, including a National Film Award and Filmfare Awards in four categories.

On 23 February 1995, Khan married writer and fellow NSD graduate Sutapa Sikdar.

They had two sons, Babil and Ayan.

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