Irrfan Khan: Slumdog Millionaire actor dies

Bollywood star, Irrfan Khan has died aged 53, his publicist said.

Khan, who was diagnosed with a neuroendocrine tumour in 2018, died on Wednesday after he was admitted in a Mumbai hospital for colon infection.

The actor is known predominantly for his work in Hindi cinema, in addition to British and American films. Cited in the media as one of the finest actors in Indian cinema, Khan’s career spanned over 30 years and earned him numerous accolades, including a National Film Award, an Asian Film Award, and four Filmfare Awards. In 2011, he was awarded the Padma Shri, India’s fourth highest civilian honour.

His international movie career included hits such as; Slumdog Millionaire, The Amazing Spider Man and Life of Pi.

“Irrfan was a strong soul, someone who fought till the very end and always inspired everyone who came close to him,” his publicist said in a statement.

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