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Four days after losing mother, actor Irrfan Khan dies at 54


Radhika Dhawad | Apr 29, 2020 12:09

Bollywood actor Irrfan Khan was admitted to ICU at Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital in Mumbai on Tuesday due to a colon infection.
Irrfan Khan (Image courtesy: PTI)

Bollywood’s one of the most celebrated actors Irrfan Khan died at 54 on Wednesday morning, three days after his mother passed away. Khan was admitted to ICU at Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital in Mumbai on Tuesday due to a colon infection. A statement from the actor’s official spokesperson had earlier read, “Yes it is true that Irrfan Khan is admitted to ICU at Kokilaben in Mumbai because of a colon infection. We would keep everyone updated. He is under doctor’s observation. His strength and courage have helped him battle and fight so far and we are sure with his tremendous willpower and prayers of all his well wishers, he will recover soon.”

In 2018, Khan had announced that he was diagnosed with a neuroendocrine tumour, for which he sought treatment abroad. Khan recently lost his mother Saeeda Begum at 95 amid COVID-19 lockdown. He attended her funeral via video call.

Some of his most famous Bollywood movies include Salaam Bombay!, Maqbool (2004), Paan Singh Tomar (2011), The Lunchbox (2013), Haider (2014), Gunday (2014), Piku (2015) and Talvar (2015) and Hindi Medium (2017).