Actor Irrfan Khan in ICU at Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital, days after mother’s death; Fans pray for speedy recovery


Acclaimed actor Irrfan Khan was admitted to Mumbai’s Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital on Tuesday due to a colon infection. The Angrezi Medium actor, according to his spokesperson, has been admitted to the ICU.

Irrfan Khan

“Yes, it is true that Irrfan khan is admitted to ICU at Kokilaben in Mumbai because of a colon infection. We would keep everyone updated. He is under doctor’s observation. His strength and courage have helped him battle and fight so far and we are sure with his tremendous willpower and prayers of all his well-wishers, he will recover soon,” news agency IANS quoted the actor’s spokesperson as saying.

No sooner did the news of the 54-year-old actor’s ill-health flash, fans began to pray for his speedy recovery.

The actor, who was stranded in Mumbai due to the nationwide lockdown, could not attend his mother’s funeral last week. His mother Saeeda Begum had died in Jaipur due to age-related illnesses.

Irrfan was diagnosed with high-grade NeuroEndocrine cancer in 2018. He had travelled to London for the treatment and returned home last year. After his return to Mumbai, the popular actor had penned an emotional note to his fans, stating that he wanted to ‘pause to be grateful’ for ‘immense love and support’ that he received from them.

Irrfan’s film Angrezi Medium also featuring Kareena Kapoor Khan was released just before the nationwide lockdown kicked in. The film is likely to be released once again after the lockdown is lifted.


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