Bollywood actor Irrfan Khan died of cancer on April 29. Irfan’s untimely demise shook everything. Mourning spread in Bollywood too. Irfan is gone, we are still not ready to accept it.
He had a lot to give. It was just the tip of the iceberg you saw ….
Veteran actor Naseeruddin Shah’s situation is no different, Naseeruddin has written a sentimental article on Irfan in The Hindu. He has mentioned his first meeting with Irfan.
‘Death is an inevitable part of life, I have no doubt. It doesn’t matter when you die, how you die, but what you did in your life before you die, Irfan gained a lot in his life. He had a lot to give. It was just the tip of the iceberg. He was in excruciating pain during treatment. But he never felt the pain. I wonder if there can be so much pain in the body, he used to say. I never heard from him that I was in pain. How many people can see the death of a thief, I got that opportunity, I am lucky, when he told me, I was shaking inside and out.
Further, he said My first visit to him was unexpected. One day when I returned home, I saw Ratna sitting and chatting with a man with a small body. He was training for a TV movie. I met him for the first time that day. Irfan’s intelligence was reflected in everything. He is not with us today but not to be an artist like him. He was a true artist, that’s all I can say about him.