Bollywood actor Irrfan Khan passed away at the age of 53 on Wednesday at Mumbai’s Kokilaben Hospital while battling a rare cancer.
“Actor Irrfan Khan passes away at Kokilaben Hospital in Mumbai while battling a rare cancer. He was surrounded by his family as he breathed his last,” the statement read.
The actor in 2018 had announced that he’d been diagnosed with a neuroendocrine tumour.
Irrfan had undergone treatment abroad for several months in 2019.
He was last seen in Homi Adajania directorial Angrezi Medium.
His best work ranges from his debut, the Academy Award nominated Salaam Bombay!, Maqbool (2004), Paan Singh Tomar (2011), The Lunchbox (2013), Haider (2014), Gunday (2014), Piku (2015) and Talvar (2015) and Hindi Medium (2017).
The actor lost his mother, Saeeda Begum (95) on Saturday.
Apart from Bollywood, Irrfan’s performance has been acclaimed for his roles in several international blockbusters such as Slumdog Millionaire, Jurassic World, The Amazing Spider-Man and Life of Pi.