April 2020 has been a nightmare for fans of Indian films. Their two brightest stars – Irfan Khan on Wednesday and Rishi Kapoor on Thursday – have disappeared from the horizon. Now the eldest son of Irfan Babil thanked everyone for their support and compassion, because his family is facing a hard ordeal.
He wrote: I am deeply grateful for all the expressions of sympathy your wonderful friends have showered on me. Although I hope you understand I can’t answer now because I’m afraid of heights. I’m going back to all of you, but not now. Thank you very much. Thank you very much. I love you. I love you. I love you. I love you.
Irfan, known from films such as The Life of Pi and Title, died Wednesday at the age of 53. His death, after a long battle with cancer, was confirmed by a spokesman who said that Khan was surrounded by his family at the time. His wife and two children, Babil and Hayan, survived.
A message from Babil Khan.
He has fought many battles against him, the spokesman said in a statement citing Khan’s diagnosis of a rare cancer in 2018. Khan was one of the first Indian actors to leave his mark on Western cinema, following in the footsteps of cross-over pioneers such as Said Jaffrey, Roshan Seth and Om Puri.
An incredible talent, said Bollywood superstar Amitabh Bachchan after Khan’s death on Twitter. A gracious colleague. A fruitful contribution to the world of cinema. left us too soon and created an enormous void.
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Prime Minister Narendra Maudie has also expressed his sympathy. The death of Irfan Khan is a loss to the world of film and theatre. He will be remembered for his many and varied media appearances, tweette Maudie.
(With contributions from Reuters)