Irrfan Khan – A Legend in the World of Cinema

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Irrfan Khan – A Legend in the World of Cinema


The death of one of the finest actors of our time Irrfan Khan has left people from all walks of life mourning. Irrfan Khan, 53, died on Wednesday afternoon at Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital in Mumbai with a colon infection and after fighting a long battle with neuroendocrine cancer since 2018.

Irrfan Khan: An Incandescent Actor

Here is a tribute to a Maverick actor, who has won the hearts of millions.

Irrfan was a renowned actor known for his naturalistic acting abilities, his comic timing, and his diverse roles in Indian as well as international cinema.

*Irrfan Khan in a scene from Life of Pi

Irrfan Khan was last seen in Homi Adjania’s film Angrezi Medium which hit the screens a few days before the nationwide lockdown, where he portrayed the role of a loving father who would go to any lengths for the happiness of his daughter.

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A still from Homi Adjania’s directorial Angrezi Medium
Source: The Economic Times

He made his Bollywood debut with Salaam Bombay in 1988, and since then has been a part of many great films like Maqbool, The Namesake, Haider, Hindi Medium, Life in a Metro, Paan Singh Tomar, Life Of Pi, and more.

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Irrfan Khan along with Tabu in Maqbool
Source: Indian Express

In his career of three decades, he has not only won the hearts of many but has also won various accolades for his performances. He was honored by the Padma Shri award, in 2011.

List of awards and nominations received by Irrfan Khan - Wikipedia
Irrfan Khan was honored with the Padma Shri by former president Pratibha Patil in 2011
Source: Wikipedia

Apart from that his portrayal of Paan Singh in the biographical drama Paan Singh Tomar was honored by the National Award for Best Actor. Not just these he has also won various awards for his incandescent talent in films like Maqbool, Life In A Metro, The Lunchbox, and others.

Irrfan won the national award for his performance in Paan Singh Tomar
Source: Cinestaan
Irrfan Khan in a still from the movie The Lunchbox, where he plays the role of a middle-aged office-goer and delivered a phenomenal performance
Source: IMDB

Tribute By the Film Fraternity

The film fraternity took to social media to pay tributes to the legendary actor. Amitabh Bachchan, Priyanka Chopra Jona, Taapsee Pannu, Karan Johar, Anubhav Sinha, and Shekhar Kapur were among the few personalities from Bollywood who paid tribute to Irrfan.

Check Out some of the tweets.

We are deeply saddened by the loss of Irrfan Khan and it is heartbreaking that we won’t be able to see more of him and his work.

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