Bollywood actor Irrfan Khan has died at the age of 53. He died at the Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital in Mumbai on Tuesday, the Hindustan Times reported.

Khan was admitted to the ICU of the hospital yesterday after his health condition suddenly deteriorated. A spokesman for Khan described him as having a “colon infection”.

He had been admitted to the intensive care unit of Mumbai’s Kokilaben hospital on Tuesday with a colon infection and on Wednesday morning a statement was released confirming his death.

“It’s saddening that this day, we have to bring forward the news of him passing away,” read the statement. “Irrfan was a strong soul, someone who fought till the very end and always inspired everyone who came close to him.”

Despite his status as one of Bollywood’s most celebrated actors, Khan had a reputation for modesty and integrity and news of his death sent India into mourning, prompting actors, fans and politicians from across the world to express their sadness at his death.

Indian prime minister Narendra Modi said that Khan’s demise was “a loss to the world of cinema and theatre. He will be remembered for his versatile performances across different mediums. My thoughts are with his family, friends and admirers. May his soul rest in peac

Last year, Khan returned to London after a long illness. At the time, he had a neuroendocrine tumor. On his return from London, he was under the care of a doctor at Kokilaben Hospital. Last year, he acted in only one film, English Medium. Her condition was not good even while working on the film.

Khan’s mother Saida Begum also passed away recently. Due to the lockdown, Irfan was not able to attend his mother’s last visit. He paid tribute to his mother through a video call.

Irfan, who is known for his skillful acting, has acted in films like Salam Bombay, Maqbool, Pan Singh Tomar, The Lunchbox, Haider, Gunde, Piku and Talbhar.

Celebrities Mourn to the demise of Irrfan Khan

Amitabh Bachchan wrote

just getting news of the passing of Irfaan Khan .. this is a most disturbing and sad news ..

An incredible talent .. a gracious colleague .. a prolific contributor to the World of Cinema .. left us too soon .. creating a huge vacuum .. Prayers and duas

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