One of India's finest and globally celebrated actors, Irrfan, passed away earlier today at the age of 53. The actor was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer in 2018 and had been struggling with health issues ever since. On Tuesday he was admitted to a Mumbai hospital yesterday due to a colon infection. The news of Irrfan's death has left both the film industry and his fans in shock and mourning. As we grieve the loss of this extraordinary artiste, we look back at his rich career path that bears a testimony of his struggles, triumphs and consistent brilliance over three decades. Salute.
While his film, Blackmail, is all set to hit the theatres on April 6th, actor Irrfan Khan is currently in London undergoing treatment for neuroendocrine tumour, a condition in which the neuroendocrine cells develop into a tumour. The disease is rare and there are fewer than one million cases reported in the country each year. His wife, Sutapa Sikdar has been updating his fans about his health.Much like Irrfan’s health, which had been the subject of much speculation until he revealed the nature of his illness, many of our celebrities have also struggled with serious illnesses and conditions from which they have come out victorious. We take a look at these Bravehearts who have tackled their illnesses with as much enthusiasm that they display in their professional worlds: