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Actor Irrfan Khan leaves behind an intense legacy

He was admitted to Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital on Tuesday due to colon infection. The actor’s health suddenly deteriorated as a result of which he needed urgent medical attention.
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His spokesperson confirmed the news with a statement, “‘I trust, I have surrendered”! These were the some of the many words that Irrfan expressed in a heartfelt note he wrote in 2018, sharing about his battle with cancer. And a man of few words, and known for as a prolific actor of silent expressions with his soulful eyes and brilliant acting filled with intensity.

Irrfan was well known in Hollywood circuit. He went on to act in many prestigious projects from the West like The Namesake (2006), The Darjeeling Limited (2007), the Academy Award-winning film Slumdog Millionaire (2008), New York, I Love You (2009), The Amazing Spider-Man (2012), Life of Pi (2012), Jurassic World (2015) and Inferno (2016).

Actor Irrfan Khan

Irrfan fueled with strength fought till the last days and always touched every soul with his friendship and acting.

2018 when he came to know he had cancer, he took life one day at a time bravely. Irrfan will leave behind a great legacy , a perfect example of perseverance and hardwork.

In 2011, he was awarded the Padma Shri, India’s fourth highest civilian honour for his contribution to the field of arts.

Sāhibzāde Irfan Ali Khan (7th January 1967–29 April 2020), also credited as simply Irrfan, was an Indian film actor, known for his work predominantly in Hindi cinema, as well as his works in British films and Hollywood.

In a film career spanning almost thirty years and featuring in more than fifty domestic films, Khan has received numerous awards, including a National Film Award and Filmfare Awards in four categories. Film critics, contemporaries and other experts consider him to be one of the finest actors in Indian cinema for his versatile and natural acting.

Domestically, he made his screen debut with the Academy Award nominated film Salaam Bombay! (1988). Followed by a series of roles in films that failed to propel his career forward, he received critical acclaim for playing negative roles in the drama films Haasil (2003) and Maqbool (2004), for the former he won the Filmfare Award for Best Villain. The successful drama Life in a… Metro (2007) marked a turning point in Khan’s career, earning him praise and several awards including the Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actor. He rose to prominence with his portrayal of Paan Singh Tomar in the acclaimed biographical sports drama Paan Singh Tomar (2011), which garnered him the National Film Award for Best Actor and a Filmfare Critics Award for Best Actor. His performance in the BAFTA Award nominated romance The Lunchbox (2013) earned him universal acclaim by the critics and audiences. Khan went on to feature in the commercially and critically successful films Haider (2014), Gunday (2014), Piku (2015) and Talvar (2015). His highest-grossing Hindi release came with the critically acclaimed comedy-drama Hindi Medium (2017), which became a sleeper hit in India and China, which ranks among highest-grossing Indian films of all time and earned him praise for his performance, winning several awards including the Filmfare Award for Best Actor.
RIP Irrfan Khan.

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