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Legendary actor of ‘Slumdog Millionaire’, ‘Life of Pi’ Irrfan Khan passes away
April 29, 2020 | By - Raghav Gupta

Legendary actor of ‘Slumdog Millionaire’, ‘Life of Pi’ Irrfan Khan passes away

Indian actor Irrfan Khan has lost his life to colon cancer. He took his last breath at Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital in Mumbai on Wednesday, 29 April 2020 surrounded by friends and family. Irrfan was known for his work in Indian cinema and his contribution to British and American films. His 30-year long career earned him many accolades including many national and international awards.

Mr Khan battled the tumour for 2 years before returning to India after receiving treatment in London. He is survived by his wife and two sons. 

Many Bollywood celebrities and Indian politicians paid their respects to Irrfan’s demise.

President of India, Shri Ramnath Kovind called Mr Khan a “brilliant actor”.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi also paid his condolences and termed the actor’s demise as a loss to world cinema.

Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan also condoled the death of Irrfan Khan. They had shared the screen in 2015 Bollywood drama ‘Piku’.


Superstar Shah Rukh Khan and director Shoojit Sircar of  ‘Piku’ also mourned the loss.



Irrfan’s death came as a shock to world cinema. He lost his mother just 3 days before his own passing on Saturday, 25 April 2020. Due to his illness and COVID-19 lockdown, Khan could not attend her last rites and reportedly paid his respects via video conferencing. 

Irrfan was buried at Versova graveyard in Mumbai at 3 pm IST on 29 April 2020. His last rites were not attended by many due to Coronavirus lockdown in the country.

He was last seen in ‘Angrezi Medium’ that was released on 13 March 2020, just a week before India entered a nationwide lockdown. Apart from Bollywood, Mr Khan was also known for his performance in global cinema with roles in ‘Slumdog Millionaire’, ‘Jurassic World’, ‘Life of Pi’, and ‘The Amazing Spider Man’. 



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