Goodbye Irrfan Khan

I suppose, in the end, the whole of life becomes an act of letting go. But what always hurts the most is not taking a moment to say goodbye!

– Irrfan Khan

Irrfan khan was one of the finest actor Bollywood ever produced. Starting from a single appearance roll in an art movie he earned a great contribution in cinema world. He was a kind of actor who managed to hold huge fan following. Once he is on the screen, it get tough to take eyes off from him. His death created a vacuum in industry.

His personality had a versatility of every emotion. From a pinch of humor to philosophical dialogues delivery. He believed that art has no boundaries hence he took away the title khan from his name saying that he want to be known for his talent and effort not linage.He brought sensibility to the bitter issues and taboo. He did handwork through his whole career that’s valuable enough for Hollywood directors to cast him in movies like ‘life of pi’.

After completing his MA from Jaipur he went to National school of drama Delhi. He a good at playing cricket. His full name was Sahibzaba Irfan Ali khan to which he made two amendments later. He removed khan to minimize the impact of carrying lineage for fame. Also he added an extra ‘r’ to his name that became Irrfan . He said that he love the ‘r’ factor in his name.

Thankyou, hindi medium, jazba, Slumdog millionaire day, you name an issue and he covered it in his acting. In 2018 he was diagnosed with tumor and fought it for two years. His mother died three days ago in Jaipur and he gone too soon earlier today.

He is buried but his performance will always be fresh and benchmark for acting schools. Below attached is a complete list of his movies.

May his soul rest in peace. World is sad and hearts cry by this news.


  • Urza Omar
  • The writer is a freelance blogger, content, copywriter, and an accredited motivational speaker and trainer.