This week, our community felt a huge loss when it was announced that Irfan Khan had died, aged 53.
Irrfan 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.”
In 2018, he was diagnosed with neuroendocrine tumours.
In a tweet quoting Margaret Mitchell, author of Gone With The Wind, he greeted the news philosophically.
“Life is under no obligation to give us what we expect,” he said.
He sought treatment for his condition in London and posted a poem to his followers on Instagram suggesting his religion was playing an important role in coming to terms with the disease.
“God speaks to each of us as he makes us, then walks with us silently out of the night.”
Our sincerest condolences to his family and friends at this sad time.