Famously known for the roles in films in Lunchbox, Hindi Medium, Piku, and Maqbool, the actor was unwell for a really long time. He was hospitalized after getting diagnosed with a colon infection.
The actor has two children and was married to Sudipta Sikdar. He started his career with Mira Nair directional Salaam Bombay in 1988 and had a career of almost 25 years.
“It’s saddening that this day, we have to bring forward the news of him passing away. Irrfan was a strong soul, someone who fought till the very end and always inspired everyone who came close to him,” Khan’s spokesperson said. “Surrounded by his love, his family for whom he most cared about, he left for heavenly abode, leaving behind truly a legacy of his own.“
“Very very sad to hear about Irrfan Khan. Gone too soon !”
“T 3516 – .. just getting news of the passing of Irfaan Khan .. this is a most disturbing and sad news ..An incredible talent .. a gracious colleague .. a prolific contributor to the World of Cinema .. left us too soon .. creating a huge vacuum .. Prayers and duas”
“The charisma you brought to everything you did was pure magic. Your talent forged the way for so many in so many avenues.. You inspired so many of us. #IrrfanKhan you will truly be missed. Condolences to the family.”
“किसी ने मुझसे पूछा कि,”तुम इतने ख़ुश कैसे रह लेते हो?”
तो मैंने कहा:-
“मैंने ज़िंदगी की गाड़ी से वो साइड ग्लास ही हटा दिया, जिसमें पीछे छूटे हुए रास्ते और रिश्ते नज़र आते हैं!” :)”
“He etched every character in our memories with sheer talent. From the passion of Pan Singh Tomar to a floundering father in Angrezi Medium #IrrfanKhan was an actor to behold. How do you mourn his passing away for he breathes in the characters he left behind .. Om Shanti”
“Shocked to hear of the demise of Irrfan Khan, one of the most exceptional actors of our time. May his work always be remembered and his soul rest in peace”
The director, Shoojit Sarkar, was the first one to tweet on the loss of a veteran actor.
Irrfan was diagnosed with a neuroendocrine tumor in March 2018 and he flew to London for treatment. He came back to India in February 2019 for Angrezi Medium’s shoot and flew back to London again for surgery. The actor finally returned to India in September’19 after surgery.