Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal took to Twitter on Wednesday and expressed condolences on the death of Bollywood actor Irrfan Khan.
Kejriwal described Khan as “one of the most exceptional actors of our time” and said that he is shocked by the sad news.
Bollywood Actor Irrfan Khan Passes Away at the Age of 53
Stunned to know about the death of Irrfan Khan, one of the most exceptional actor within recent memory. May his work consistently be recollected and his soul rest in peace. — Arvind Kejriwal (@ArvindKejriwal) April 29, 2020
“Shocked to hear of the demise of Irrfan Khan, one of the most exceptional actors of our time. May his work always be remembered and his soul rest in peace,” Kejriwal tweeted out.
Khan, 53, inhaled his last on Wednesday at Mumbai’s Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital. The actor was being treated for colon infection at the hospital. Khan’s spokesperson released a statement on his admission to the hospital on Tuesday.
“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 his well-wishers, he will recover soon,” the statement read.
Khan was diagnosed to have a neuroendocrine tumor, a rare type of cancer, in the year 2018. He left for London for the treatment and returned a year ago to go for Homi Adajania’s ‘Angrezi Medium’ which released last month. The actor came back to London and returned a year ago in September after his treatment. The actor lost his mom, Saeeda Begum, on Saturday in Jaipur.
“’ I trust, I have surrendered,’ these were the some of the many words that Irrfan expressed in an ardent note he wrote in 2018 opening up about his battle with cancer. What’s more, a man of hardly any words and an actor of silent expressions with his deep eyes and his memorable actions on screen. It’s saddening that this day, we need to present the updates on him dying. Irrfan was a solid soul, somebody who battled till the end and always inspired everybody who approached him. After having been struck by lightning in 2018 with the updates on rare cancer, he took life not long after as it came and he faced the many battles that accompanied it. Encompassed by his adoration, his family for whom he most thought about, he left for heaven adobe, deserting really his very own heritage. We as a whole ask and expectation that he finds a sense of contentment. What’s more, to resound and leave behind his words he had stated, ‘As if I was tasting life for the first time, the magical side of it’, read the announcement released on the actor’s death.