Irrfan Khan was one of the finest actors in Indian cinema. He had stunned everyone with his performance in his debut film, Salaam Bombay. With movies like The Namesake, Billu Barbar, 7 Khoon Maaf, The Lunchbox, Haider, Piku, Madari, and many more, Irrfan had made a permanent place in our hearts. An institution of talents, Irrfan’s effortless action and amazing dialogue delivery had always mesmerised his fans.
In March 2018, Irrfan was diagnosed with a neuroendocrine tumour and a few days later, he had left for London for his treatment. He had returned to India in February 2019 for shooting the film, Angrezi Medium, and had flown back to London for another surgery. He had returned to India in September 2019 hail and hearty, but on April 28, 2020, the actor was admitted to Mumbai’s Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani hospital due to colon infection and was kept in ICU. On April 29, 2020, the actor had breathed his last and had bid adieu to his loved ones.
Ever since Irrfan’s death, there is not a single day when his wife, Sutapa Sikdar and son, Babil don't miss his presence in their lives. The doting son often takes a trip down the memory lane and shares amazing pictures of his baba, Irrfan. On May 21, 2021, Babil took to his IG handle and shared a throwback picture of his late father, Irrfan and revealed how lost he feels without his baba. Sharing his thoughts on his insecurity, Babil wrote, “Hey man, I am so lost. I can’t figure out who to trust. I doubt my self, you know? I’m insecure, I’m frightened by the prospect of a godless world. My mind is in war with my gut, I am hopelessly falling In love with attention, I am hopelessly heartbroken that it’s all for nothing.”
To mark Irrfan’s first death anniversary on April 29, 2021, Babil had penned an emotional note for him. Babil had taken to his IG handle and had shared an unseen throwback picture of his baba, Irrfan, building his own table. Along with the picture, Babil had written, “Chemo burns you from the inside, so to find joy in the simple things, like building your own table to write your own journals. There is a purity, I have not yet discovered. There is a legacy that has already been concluded by my Baba himself. A full stop. Nobody can ever replace him. Nobody will ever be able to.”
Babil had also revealed how much he misses being with his baba. Sharing that he would have built a space monument and had travelled there with him, Babil had continued, “To the greatest best friend, companion, brother, father, I ever had and ever will have. I love you so much, for the rest of this chaos we are choosing to call life. I miss you, more than all that shah-Jahan/mumtaz stuff; I would have built a space monument that could have taken us to the furthest parts of a blackhole singularity you were always intrigued by, but I would have been there with you Baba, and we could have gone together, hand in hand. (Exploring the last mysteries).”
We wish a lot of strength to Babil!