My Reflection on the sad news of Irrfan Khan’s demise (Updated quote from Life of Pi)

“The whole of life becomes an act of letting go. What hurts the most is not taking a moment to say Good-bye”

Late Irrfan Khan (Jan 1967 – Apr 2020) – Quote from the movie ‘Life of Pi’

This great asset to the Indian film industry passed away today at Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital. He was admitted in the hospital yesterday, 28th April to seek treatment for his colon infection. Mr. Khan had been battling from Colon Cancer, he was diagnosed with a neuro-endocrine disorder in the year 2018. He was surrounded by his family during his last stage, his wife Sutapa Sikdar and 2 sons Babil and Ayan.

He was one of the finest actors in Bollywood and Hollywood, and had also won a Padma Shri Award. As they say, he was a man with silent expression and deep eyes., a few words from the official quote. He was diagnosed with cancer in March 2018 and underwent treatment and chemotherapy and was recovered. He wanted his fans to be aware of his illness so he tweeted “The unexpected makes us grow”.

Mr. Khan was a charm of Bollywood and he was last seen in the movie, Angrezi Medium. He wasn’t a part of the promotion because of the health and rather spoke to his fans via a video message ahead of the trailer of the film. This post is simply a tribute to him, some of his finest works and to act as a remembrance for years to come. Here’s some of my favorite where he was at his finest charisma and enthralled the audience with his performances.

  1. Slumdog Millionaire (2008)
  2. Life of Pie (2012)
  3. The Lunchbox (2013)
  4. Jurassic World (2015)
  5. Piku (2015)
Irrfan Khan’s Legend work, Piku Official Trailer
Lunchbox Official Traier

As Priyanka Chopra said, “the charisma he bought to everything he did was pure magic”, Slumdog Millionaire director, Danny Boyle, described his work in the oscar winning movie as “beautiful to watch”.
It is a very sad day for the entire Film Industry. The void created by his death can never be filled. RIP, Sir.

Not Flying today

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