Popular Bollywood actor Irfan Khan passed away today. The popular actor, who was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer in 2018, was admitted to the intensive care unit of a Mumbai hospital with a colon infection, his spokesperson said on Tuesday.
The 53-year-old, who is at the Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital, lost his 95-year-old mother Saeeda Begum in Jaipur just three days ago.
The actor could not attend his mother’s funeral because of the nationwide lockdown to contain the spread of coronavirus.
In a film career spanning almost thirty years and featuring in more than fifty domestic films, Khan had received numerous awards, including a National Film Award and Filmfare Awards in four categories.
Film critics, contemporaries and other experts consider him to be one of the finest actors in Indian cinema for his versatile and natural acting. In 2011, he was awarded the Padma Shri, India’s fourth highest civilian honour for his contribution to the field of arts.