‘Slumdog Millionaire’ and ‘Life Of Pi’ actor, Irrfan Khan, dies aged 53

‘Slumdog Millionaire’ and ‘Life Of Pi’ actor, Irrfan Khan, dies aged 53

Irrfan Khan, who starred in films including Slumdog Millionaire and Life Of Pi, has died of cancer aged 53.

Khan died in a hospital in the western city of Mumbai, his agency said.

He was among the first Indian actors to make a consistent mark in western cinema – and was also known to international audiences for his role in Jurassic World.

In 2018, the actor posted on Twitter to say that he was diagnosed with an endocrine tumour, a rare illness affecting cells that release hormones into the bloodstream.

Khan was initially treated in a London hospital before returning to India in September last year but passed away in Mumbai on Wednesday morning with a colon infection.