Veteran Bollywood actor Irfan Khan died due to a rare form of cancer in Mumbai today. On Tuesday, he was admitted to an ntensive care unit of a Mumbai hospital with a colon infection.
Many Bollywood personalities are in shock to hear the demise of Irfan and are expressing condolences. He was 53.
Domestically, he made his screen debut with the Academy Award-nominated film Salaam Bombay! (1988). Followed by a series of roles in films that failed to propel his career forward, he received critical acclaim for playing negative roles in the drama films Haasil (2003) and Maqbool (2004), for the former he won the Filmfare Award for Best Villain.
The successful drama Life in a… Metro (2007) marked a turning point in Khan’s career, earning him praise and several awards including the Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actor. He rose to prominence with his portrayal of Paan Singh Tomar in the acclaimed biographical sports drama Paan Singh Tomar (2011), which garnered him the National Film Award for Best Actor and a Filmfare Critics Award for Best Actor.