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One of the finest talents in Bollywood Irrfan Khan passed away

Mumbai:29/4/20: Padma Shri awardee actor and one of the finest talents in Bollywood Irrfan Khan passed away on April 29. He was 54. Irrfan Khan was admitted to Mumbai’s Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital’s ICU on April 28 to seek treatment for a colon infection.

Soon after his death, his official spokesperson released a statement as follows: “I trust, I have surrendered”; These were the some of the many words that Irrfan expressed in a heartfelt note he wrote in 2018 opening up about his fight with cancer. And a man of few words and an actor of silent expressions with his deep eyes and his memorable actions on screen. It’s saddening that this day, we have to bring forward the news of him passing away.

The statement adds, “Irrfan was a strong soul, someone who fought till the very end and always inspired everyone who came close to him. After having been struck by lightning in 2018 with the news of rare cancer, he took life soon after as it came and he fought the many battles that came with it. 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. We all pray and hope that he is at peace. And to resonate and part with his words he had said, “As if I was tasting life for the first time, the magical side of it.”

 Union Minister of Information and Broadcasting, Prakash Javadekar, tweeted his condolences.

 @PrakashJavdekar

  Irfan Khan was a versatile actor. Sorry to hear about his demise. My heartfelt condolences to his family, friends and fans. Om Shanti

Irrfan Khan who was born in Rajasthan’s Tonk district in 1967 was known for his splendid performances in films like Haasil, Maqbool, The Lunchbox, Hindi Medium, Paan Singh Tomar among many others.

Irrfan’s acting prowess was also visible in Hollywood films such as The Amazing Spider-Man, The Namesake, Life of Pi, Jurassic World among others. The most notable of them being Academy-award winning Slumdog Millionaire where he portrayed the role of a police inspector along with an ensemble cast under the direction of Danny Boyle.

Irrfan Khan also featured in many television serials, most prominent of them being Bharat Ek Khoj, Chandrakanta, Chanakya, Jai Hanuman and Mano Ya Na Mano of which he presented the first season.

Irrfan Khan was awarded the Padma Shri, India’s fourth-highest civilian honour, in 2011 for his contributions to the Indian film industry.

About Ashok Palit

Ashok Palit has completed his graduation from Upendranath College Soro, Balasore and post graduation from Utkal University in Odia Language and literture.. He has also carved out a niche for himself as a scribe of eminence after joining the profession in 1988. He is also an independent media production professional. He brings loads of experience to Advanced Media, Ashok Palit as a cineaste has been active in film criticism for over three decades. As a film society activist, he soared to eminence for his profound commitment to the art film appreciation and aesthetics of cinema. His mode of discourse is often erudite but always lucid and comprehensible marked by a perfect acumen so rare in the field. A film aesthete with an immense fond of critical sensibilities, he wrote about growth and development of odia cinema in New Indian Express, The Times of India, The Hindustan Times, The Asian Age and Screen. He has been working as an Editor for Cine Samaya from 2002-2004.. He had made solid contribution on cinema in many odia Dailies and weekly such as Samaj, Prajatantra, Dharatri, Samaya, Satabadi, and weekly Samaya.

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