Veteran Bollywood actor Irrfan Khan has died. Khan played in some of Young Post’s favourite movies, Slumdog Millionaire and Life of Pi. In 2018 he was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer, for which he had months of treatment in Britain. He died today after being taken to hospital with a gut infection.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted that “Khan’s demise is a loss to the world of cinema and theatre.”
Khan played the police inspector in Slumdog, a movie that stamped Bollywood’s mark on western cinema. He played the park executive Masrani in Jurassic World and appeared in The Amazing Spider-Man.
“Irrfan was a strong soul, someone who fought till the very end and always inspired everyone who came close to him,” said a statement released by his friends.
In an interview with media in 2018, Khan said: “I’ve seen life from a completely different angle. You sit down and you see the other side and that’s fascinating. I’m engaged on a journey.”
Khan’s last Bollywood movie, Angrezi Medium, a sequel to one of his biggest hits, Hindi Medium (2017), was released before India went into a lockdown in March because of the coronavirus pandemic.