Actor Irrfan Khan has died at the age of 54, after being admitted to Mumbai’s Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital where was under observation for colon infection. The actor in 2018 had announced that he’d been diagnosed with a neuroendocrine tumour.
The news of his death was shared on Twitter by filmmaker Shoojit Sircar. Irrfan’s career spanned several decades and industries. Acclaimed for his roles in Indian cinema, the actor was also involved in several international blockbusters such as Slumdog Millionaire, Jurassic World, The Amazing Spider-Man and Life of Pi.
In India, his most famous films include his debut, the Academy Award nominated Salaam Bombay!, Maqbool , Paan Singh Tomar , The Lunchbox , Haider , Gunday Piku and Talvar and Hindi Medium . His face is familiar to every Indian in the Syska advertisement. R.I.P Irrfan .