Have a look at Sutapa Sikdar’s heartfelt note for late husband Irrfan Khan on his 54th birthday anniversary!

Rajasi Nagwekar
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Irrfan Khan was one of the great actors in the Bollywood industry. The sudden demise of the actor left everyone heartbroken. It was hard to accept the exit of legendary actor not only for his family but also for his wide spread fans. Yesterday marked the 54th birthday anniversary of the late actor. Right from Bollywood actors to the fans and his family members everyone remembered the actor and his legendary work.

The actor’s wife Sutapa Sikdar penned an emotional and heartfelt note. The note recalled how Irrfan used to question celebrating his birthday and not make a big spectacle out of it, Sutapa wrote why she celebrated his birthday. The note also puts light on the Irrfan’s battle with his health in the last three years.

Sutapa began the note with a poetic verse and went on to say, “You never celebrated your birthday initially to my dismay then reconciliation then just a habit. You used to ask me when you were really young “why would you celebrate your birthday isn’t it one year less to your death day?” of course these were conversation when you had just ventured out from home from conditioning to exploration so you would question everything.I don’t remember what I answered you but today I want to answer so listen Irrfan I celebrate the day because how would I have met you if you were not born (sic)”

Sutapa also compared Irrfan’s sleep to the city of Mumbai. While comparing she says, “So I celebrate the day the nakshatras the tithi the grahas the alignment of the universe on that particular day which welcomed you in this planet. And now that you are in the infinite did you get some answers you always seeked? dark nights dim lights and sahir saab’s shayari would float in the air..some nights when the sleep finally would decide after one or two momentary yawns to hide behind the star so one star gazes and looks for sleep quietly. You are silent from within, it’s a long days end and last three years have really been with longest days .you are tired with incessant noise of anxiety worry curiosity etc etc ..you just stare at the dark night with occasional horns just enough to remind you that you are earth bound. Yes bombay never sleeps..sometimes so don’t you. Take I celebrate your birthday as I would not meet you if you weren’t born.”

The late actor’s son Babil Khan also shared a super candid video and revealed how his baba used to never encourage him to celebrate birthdays but instead make every day a celebration. Also the Bollywood celebrities like Anushka Sharma, Ayushmann Khurrana and Vicky Kaushal wished the late actor.