Khan is survived by his wife Sutapa Sikdar, and sons Babil and Ayan.
Bollywood actor Irrfan Khan has died aged 53. He had been admitted to the intensive care unit of Mumbai’s Kokilaben hospital on Tuesday with a colon infection.
News of his death was confirmed by Khan’s publicist. “’I trust, I have surrendered’: These were the some of the many words that Irrfan expressed in a heartfelt note he wrote in 2018 opening up about his fight with cancer. And a man of few words and an actor of silent expressions with his deep eyes and his memorable actions on screen,” Khan’s spokesperson stated.
Known to English-speaking audiences as the police inspector in Slumdog Millionaire, Irrfan Khan was also a renowned actor in Bollywood, with hits such as Haider and Hindi Medium.
Khan was also honoured for his body of work at the 14th Dubai International Film Festival which took place in 2017. The opening ceremony saw both Cate Blanchett and Irrfan Khan presented with honorary awards, alongside Sir Patrick Stewart and Egyptian writer Wahid Hamed.
The festival also hosted a special screening of Irrfan’s film, The Song of Scorpions, directed by Anup Singh.