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Irrfan Khan died in Mumbai at the age of 53

Mumbai. Actor Irrfan Khan died in Mumbai on Wednesday at the age of 53. He had been diagnosed with a neuroendocrine tumour in 2018 and had spent several months being treated in the United Kingdom.

Khan was recently admitted to a hospital in Mumbai for a colon infection. He is survived by his wife, television writer and producer Sutapa Sikdar, and sons Babil and Ayan. His mother, Saeeda Begum, had died in Jaipur on April 25 at the age of 86.

Khan’s career kicked off in the late 1980s and spanned television and films. Among his most acclaimed movies are Haasil, The Warrior, Maqbool, Talvar, Paan Singh Tomar, The Lunchbox, Piku and Hindi Medium. His final film was Angrezi Medium, the last Bollywood production to be released before India went into lockdown in March because of the novel coronavirus pandemic.

He was one of the few Indian actors to feature in prominent Hollywood productions, among them The Darjeeling Limited, A Mighty Heart, Slumdog Millionaire, The Amazing Spider-man, Life of Pi, The Lunchbox, Jurassic World and the Tom Hanks-led Inferno.

Khan also appeared in the American television series In Treatment and the Japanese mini-series Tokyo Trial.

He won a National Film Award for his performance in Tigmanshu Dhulia’s Paan Singh Tomar (2012). In 2017, the Dubai International Film Festival gave Khan an honorary award.

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