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Riz Ahmed Pays Tribute To Late Actor Irrfan Khan

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Fans across the world are heartbroken over Irrfan Khan’s death. The actor was one of the finest that India produced, with a number of international films too to boast. The British actor Riz Ahmed also paid a tribute to the late actor.

Riz Ahmed pays tribute to the late actor

It’s an artist’s true achievement when other artists who never even met him pay tribute upon his demise. Upon hearing of Khan’s death, Riz Ahmed went to Instagram and poured his heart out in this tribute:

Rest in peace one of the greatest actors of our time, Irrfan Khan. I never met him but he was an inspiration and a hero to me and millions of others. His performances were consistently transcendent, he was a guiding light for so many of us. If you have not seen his work watch The Lunchbox, or The Warrior. A true artist, he uniquely spanned Bollywood and Hollywood and was acclaimed in both. His words in a recent letter to a newspaper about his illness are a reminder of his beautiful mind and of life’s fragility. He touched so many in such a deep way – and in that way, he lives on.

This tribute just shows how deeply Riz Ahmed felt about Khan’s demise. And there’s no wonder that he idolized him so much as an actor. After all, Khan is one of the finest actors Bollywood has ever produced.

Irrfan Khan – One of the finest Bollywood ever produced

Riz Ahmed is just one of the many actors that paid tribute to the late actor. India, which is currently embroiled in communal riots, is paying tribute to Irrfan Khan despite his Muslim beliefs in a Hindu-majority India.

Khan had a lucrative career in both Bollywood and Hollywood. And his movies speak for themselves. Films like Life of Pi, Slumdog Millionaire, The Amazing Spider-man, and Jurrasic World speak volumes about his pedigree as an actor. 

However, two years ago Irrfan Khan was diagnosed with a Neuroendocrine tumor. Upon learning of his life-threatening illness, he wrote a heartfelt message. Here’s an excerpt:

For the first time, I felt what ‘freedom’ truly means. It felt like an accomplishment. As if I was tasting life for the first time, the magical side of it. My confidence in the intelligence of the cosmos became absolute. I feel as if it has entered every cell of mine…

A realisation that the cork doesn’t need to control the current. That you are being gently rocked in the cradle of nature.

Irrfan Khan died of a colon infection on the 29th of April, and his mother passed away just four days earlier. Just as Riz Ahmed says, his legacy will continue to live on.

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