I trust I have surrendered: Irrfan Khan an exceptional actor

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I trust I have surrendered: Irrfan Khan an exceptional actor

Apr 29, 2020 17:48 IST

A life lived to the brim. An actor whose eyes narrate a sea of stories. Legendary actor and a heart-throb of millions across the globe, actor Irrfan Khan is no more. Born on 7 January 1967, in Jaipur Rajasthan, Irrfan passed away following a colon infection in Mumbai’s Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital. Irrfan Khan returned to India in February after undergoing cancer treatment in London for almost a year. Irrfan in a career spanning over three decades has acted in over 50 Indian films. The actor not just left made a mark in the Indian cinema but was also celebrated for his acting skills in international films like The Namesake, The Slumdog Millionaire, Life of Pi and Jurassic World among more. Irrfan began his filmy career in 1988 with Mira Nair’s ‘Salaam Bombay’ though that failed to propel his career in the film industry. Irrfan received critical acclaim for playing negative roles in the drama films 2003 film ‘Haasil’ followed by ‘Maqbool’ in 2004 Irrfan rose to fame for his portrayal of Paan Singh Tomar in 2011 biographical sports drama ‘Paan Singh Tomar’, for which the actor even bagged a national award. The actor performance in 2013 'The Lunchbox' earned him a BAFTA nomination along with accolades across the globe. Khan also went on to feature in the commercially and critically successful films Haider, Gunday, Piku and Talvar among others With a career spanning almost thirty years, Khan has received numerous awards, including a National Film Award and Filmfare Awards in four categories. The actor also received Padma Shri award in 2011, India's fourth-highest civilian honour for his contribution to the field of arts.

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