Aloha Irrfan Khan


        I trust, I have surrendered : Irrfan Khan

Time simply flies away and nobody realises when ‘is’ turns ‘was’.  There has been many incident where life is termed unpredictable, amongst which 29th April, 2020, is also a noticeable one. During the period of lockdown in most of the part of the world, the time when every individual, from poor to rich, young to old, know social distancing, the time period when the every news channel keeps on focusing on the pandemic across day and night, the disease COVID-19 has self centered   all brain at uni direction, this true gem of India, greets Aloha to all of us on a sudden note.

Death is nothing, but to live defeated and inglorious is to die daily. One would rather die a meaningful death than to live a meaningless life. The fear of death is the most unjustified of all fears, for there's no risk of accident for someone who's dead. Bollywood lost a true gem , Sahabzade Irfan Ali Khan mainly known as Irrfan Khan, (7 January 1967–29 April 2020) due to a disease named  Neuroendocrine  tumour ,aged 53. 

He had been keeping a low profile and maintaining a distance from the media by hiding his face behind a mask, has passed away.  Asif Kapadia cast him as the lead in The Warrior, a turning point of his which in 2001, opened doors of  International film festivals, making Khan a known face. He was an Indian actor, known for his work predominantly in Hindi cinema, in addition to British and American films. In a career spanning over 30 years and featuring in more than 50 domestic films, Khan had received numerous awards, including a National Film Award and Filmfare Awards in four categories. Film critics, contemporaries and other experts consider him to be one of the finest actors in Indian cinema.

 In 2011, he was awarded the Padma Shri, India's fourth highest civilian honour.
The last of these earned him the National Film Award for Best Actor. Further success came for his starring roles in The Lunchbox (2013), he won the Viewers' Choice Award for this movie, in which he portrayed a lonely accountant who mistakenly receives a lunchbox intended for a colleague, Piku (2015) and Talvar (2015), and he had supporting roles in the Hollywood films The Amazing Spider-Man (2012), Life of Pi (2012), Jurassic World (2015), and Inferno (2016). His highest-grossing Hindi film release came with the comedy-drama Hindi Medium (2017), which won him the Filmfare Award for Best Actor. His final appearance was in its sequel Angrezi Medium (2020). Actor Irrfan Khan, best known for his roles in films like ‘Angrezi Medium’, ‘Hindi Medium’ and 'Maqbool' passed away on Wednesday. The actor had been unwell for a long time. Earlier this week, he was hospitalised after being diagnosed with colon infection.

The day before, Irrfan's spokesperson had said: 'Yes, it is true that Irrfan Khan is admitted to ICU at Kokilaben in Mumbai because of a colon infection.
The day before, Irrfan's spokesperson had said: 'Yes, it is true that Irrfan Khan is admitted to ICU at Kokilaben in Mumbai because of a colon infection.'  We would keep everyone updated. He is under doctor's observation. His strength and courage have helped him battle and fight so far and we are sure with his tremendous willpower and prayers of his well wishers, he will recover soon.'  Piku actor had lost his 95-year-old mother , Saeeda Begum in Jaipur only three days earlier. He could not attend the funeral because of the lockdown in force across the country to prevent the spread of coronavirus. He was admitted to the intensive care unit of the Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital with a colon infection.

His spokesperson said in a statement, ‘I trust I have surrendered’ – These were 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.  It’s saddening that this day, we have to bring forward the news of him passing away.

He took life soon after he knew about his cancer as it came and he fought many battles that came with it. Surrounded by his love, his family for whom he most cared about, he left for heaven abode, leaving behind truly a legacy of his own. We all pray and hope that he is at peace. And to resonate and part with his words, he had said, ‘As if I was tasting life for the first time, the magical side of it.'”
With our honourable Prime Minister Narendra Modi paying tribute to his demise , “Irrfan Khan’s demise is a loss to the world of cinema and theatre. He will be remembered for his versatile performances across different mediums. My thoughts are with his family, friends and admirers. May his soul rest in peace.”  Simultaneously many other personality payed tribute and felt sorry as not showing presence in this lockdown. This great personality has left his essence behind.   

Editor: Swastika Sruti
Sub Editor: Revti Verma