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'Loss To The World Of Cinema': PM Modi On Irrfan Khan's Demise

Actor Irrfan Khan passed away on Wednesday morning at the age of 53.

'Loss To The World Of Cinema': PM Modi On Irrfan Khan's Demise
In this file photo, Bollywood actor Irrfan Khan during a press conference for his upcoming movie 'Hindi Medium' in Ahmedabad. Khan passed away at a hospital in Mumbai, where he was admitted for colon infection. | PTI Photo
'Loss To The World Of Cinema': PM Modi On Irrfan Khan's Demise
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2020-04-29T14:43:52+05:30

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday expressed grief over the death of actor Irrfan Khan and said it is a loss to the world of cinema and theatre.

"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," PM Modi tweeted.

Irrfan Khan, who was admitted to ICU at the Kokilaben hospital in Mumbai on Tuesday evening following colon infection, passed away on Wednesday morning. He was 53. The "Maqbool" actor is survived by his wife and two sons.

Khan was diagnosed with a neuroendocrine tumour in 2018, and since then, the actor had been in and out of the country for his treatment.

Also Read: ‘Left Us Too Soon’: India Mourns Irrfan Khan’s Death

The actor's last film, Angrezi Medium, released in March, just a day before the nationwide lockdown came into force. Tragically, the fans didn't get a chance to watch his film in the theatres since malls and cinema halls were hust to contain the spread of the novel coronavirus.   

His mother Saeeda Begum died in Jaipur last Saturday. She was 95 and succumbed to age-related illnesses.

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