Irfan Khan has passed away at the age of 54 after a rich artistic history in which he introduced a modernist flavor to films that were very popular and played a Hollywood business championship including (Life of Bay), “Life of Bay” and (The Namesc) “Name Issue”
A spokesman confirmed his death after a long struggle with illness and said he was surrounded by his family when he left our world. Khan gave birth to two sons.
“The many battles that accompanied it fought, referring to Khan’s diagnosis of a rare type of cancer in 2018,” the spokesman said.
Khan was one of the first Indian actors to leave a clear footprint in Western cinema, following in the footsteps of pioneers such as Saeed Jaafari, Roshan Seth, and Om Puri.
Amitabh Bachchan, a famous Bollywood star, said in a commentary on mourners on Twitter that Khan was an outstanding talent and a wonderful fellow who made a great contribution to world cinema, leaving us very early, leaving a great void.
Khan, whose official name is Sahibzada Irfan Ali Khan, was born in the desert state of Rajasthan in western India for a family not related to cinema.
Khan was influenced by Indian independent cinema in the eighties, so he decided to enter this field and moved to New Delhi to study theater art and then moved to Mumbai in search of a job in acting, but Bollywood films in the nineties did not provide opportunities for this type of acting that is not appreciated sufficiently and Khan preferred it.
Khan has worked in Indian TV series for nearly ten years and has sought to play small roles in films.
In 2001, British director Asif Kapadia offered him the title role in The Warrior.
The film won the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) award for best British film and it was a card to participate in the Academy Awards. He also opened the doors to Hollywood, which appreciated Khan long before Bollywood.
Khan went on to play roles in successful Indian films such as “The Namesc”, for director Mira Nair and also in more popular successful films such as Jurassic World.
In March 2018, Khan announced a diagnosis of a neurological endocrine tumor.
He then returned from London, where he was receiving treatment and participated in the English Medium movie, which was shown by Indian cinemas last month, and Khan was absent while promoting the film and had not appeared in public since news of his diagnosis.