Yesterday, he was hospitalized in Mumbai for a kidney infection, but his condition is said to have deteriorated.
A statement by its representatives read as follows: “It is sad that on this day, we were to announce his death. Irrfan was a strong soul, someone who fought to the end and who always inspired everyone who approached him.
“After being struck by lightning in 2018 with the announcement of a rare cancer, he died shortly after and led the many battles that followed. Surrounded by his love, his family he cared about most, he left for paradise, leaving behind a real legacy.
“We are all praying and hope he is at peace. “
Khan had been treated for cancer in 2019 in London, after being diagnosed with a neuroendocrine tumor.
His death came just days after the death of his mother, Saeeda Begum, at the age of 95. He attended his funeral on Saturday via a video link.
Khan, often known in India simply by his first name Irrfan, began playing on television, after moving to Mumbai from New Delhi, where he studied at the National School of Drama.
He is survived by his wife Sutapa Sikdar and their two sons, Babil and Ayan.
Many have turned to social media to pay tribute to the actor.
T 3516 – .. just to receive news of the death of Irfaan Khan .. this is the most disturbing and sadest news .. ?
An incredible talent .. a kind colleague .. a prolific contributor to the world of cinema .. left us too soon .. creating a huge void ..
Prayers and duas ?
– Amitabh Bachchan (@SrBachchan) April 29, 2020
My dear friend Irfaan. You fought and fought and fought. I will always be proud of you .. we will meet again .. condolences to Sutapa and Babil .. you too have fought, Sutapa you have given everything in this fight. Peace and Om shanti. Irfaan Khan salutes.
– Shoojit Sircar (@ShoojitSircar) April 29, 2020
Deeply disturbed to learn of the death of #IrrfanKhan . Such a brilliant actor, left at the age of 53. My sincere condolences to his family. May God give them the strength to bear this loss. RIP Irrfan ?? pic.twitter.com/XXsLswTjMm
– Kirron Kher (@KirronKherBJP) April 29, 2020
Very very sad to hear about Irrfan Khan. Left too early !
– sanjay suri (@sanjaysuri) April 29, 2020