Indian actor Irrfan Khan, known for example from the film Jurassic World or from the Oscar-winning film Millionaire from the Shack, died today at the age of 53. According to Reuters, he fought cancer for a long time, which he eventually succumbed to.
Irrfan Khan was one of the first Indian actors to succeed in Western cinema after his beginnings in the Indian film industry in Bollywood.
While Irrfan Khan may be known for his roles in Slumdog Millionaire, Life of Pi and The Namesake, I'll remember his roles in Jazbaa and Hindi Medium. A versatile actor who recently battled a brain tumor. RIP Irfan Khan.https://t.co/c92RkNMbRX#irfankhan #bollywood— Archith Seshadri (@ArchithNEWS) April 29, 2020
Viewers could see Khan, for example, in the Hollywood film Life of Pi, which won four Oscars in 2013, or in the film Slumdog Millionaire which in 2009 collected eight Oscar statuettes.
Many Bollywood stars are paying tribute to Irrfan Khan. Irrfan Khan last word’s :”Amma has come to take me”. His mother died just four days ago fighting coronavirus.
Doctors diagnosed Khan with cancer in 2018. He died today at a hospital in Mumbai.
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