Life of Pi and Slumdog Millionaire actor Irrfan Khan has passed away, aged 53 2 months ago

Life of Pi and Slumdog Millionaire actor Irrfan Khan has passed away, aged 53

He had been battling cancer.

Bollywood actor Irrfan Khan has passed away.

Khan, who is known for his roles in Slumdog Millionaire and Life of Pi, had been suffering with neuroendocrine cancer.

The 53 year old was admitted to hospital in Mumbai on Tuesday. He passed away today.

A spokesperson confirmed Khan's passing today, saying that the actor "spent his final hours surrounded by his love, his family for whom he most cared about."

"'I trust, I have surrendered', these were some of the many words that Irrfan expressed in a heartfelt note he wrote in 2018 opening up about his fight with cancer," read a family statement.

"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.

"After having been struck by lightning in 2018 with the news of a rare cancer, he took life soon after as it came and he fought the many battles that came with it."

 

Khan began working in Bollywood in the late 1980s. He starred in over 50 films over the course of his career, quickly becoming one of the most recognisable faces in the Indian film industry.

He is survived by his wife Sutapa Sikdar and sons Babil and Ayan.