One minute read. Written by Agastya Sharma, a grade 6 student (junior editor I Kid You Not).
“I suppose, in the end, the whole of life becomes an act of letting go.”- Irrfan Khan
With this sentiment, one of Bollywood’s most versatile actors, Irrfan Khan, left us on the 29th of April. He was a very accomplished actor, having been part of innumerable films, myriad television serials, advertisements, you name it. You can’t swing a cat and pick it up without hearing about him or at least seeing his smiling face on a hoarding.
Born as Sahabzade Irfan Ali Khan, his career started with a small role in Salaam Bombay! in 1988 as a letter writer. He expanded his repertoire with Kamla Ki Maut just the year after. His first major breakthrough was Life in a…Metro, for which he received a Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actor. Other accolades he received for his movies was the Padma Shri, Filmfare Critics Award for Best actor (Paan Singh Tomar), and the Asian Film Award for Best Actor (The Lunchbox).
His talent was not only limited to Bollywood, but it made an indelible mark also in the West. Movies like The Warrior, Slumdog Millionaire, and Inferno were big hits in Los Angeles. His flair for acting was as acclaimed in Hollywood as it was in India.
I’ll sign off by saying that the inferno of love and admiration for Irrfan Khan will never die out, and he will always remain a part of our hearts as long as there Syska LED lights shine bright.
Written by Agastya Sharma
Agastya is a grade 6 student who is passionate about reading and writing.
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