Bollywood director Shoojit Sircar who worked with him in ‘Piku’ broke the news on Twitter. “My dear friend Irfaan. You fought and fought and fought. I will always be proud of you.. we shall meet again.. condolences to Sutapa and Babil.. you too fought, Sutapa you gave everything possible in this fight. Peace and Om Shanti. Irfaan Khan salute,” he wrote.
Moreover, the 53-year-old, who is at the Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital, lost his 95-year-old mother Saeeda Begum in Jaipur just three days ago. The ‘Piku’ actor could not attend his mother’s funeral because of the nationwide lockdown to contain the spread of coronavirus.
Khan’s health suddenly deteriorated as a result of which he needed immediate medical attention. He has been admitted to the hospital’s ICU. His wife Sutapa Sikdar and two sons are said to be with him.
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Khan had undergone treatment abroad for several months in 2019, working on just one project at that time. His last film was ‘Angrezi Medium’ which hit the screens days before the lockdown was announced.
Many celebrities and people across the globe are shaken with the news and sending their condolence messages through Twitter.