Irrfan left behind a void in Bollywood that will never be filled ever. It's been 11 months since his demise and we are yet to cope up with it. On Saturday, Irrfan was honoured with two posthumous 66th Filmfare Awards 2021. He won the Best Actor in a Leading Role (Male) award for Angrezi Medium as well as Lifetime Achievement Award. Irrfan's elder son, Babil Khan, was present to receive the awards.
Ayushmann Khurrana got the opportunity to present the awards to Babil. The actor got emotional on the occasion and penned a heartfelt note on Instagram. Remembering the acclaimed Hollywood and Bollywood actor, Ayushmann wrote, "This is somewhere in Bandra. But he is somewhere resting in peace. Celebrating his double win. Forever Irfan! Best Actor (male) and the lifetime achievement award! I had the honour of presenting this @filmfare award to @babil.i.k. Met this beautiful boy for the first time. Would see him do well in future. "
Ayushmann further added, "We artistes are a unique species. We have our vulnerabilities and imaginations and theories. We rely on observations and experiences. We live and die a thousand deaths on the celluloid or on stage. But the power of those performances makes us immortal. , . , . "
Irrfan passed away on April 29, 2020, in Mumbai after a long battle against a neuroendocrine tumour.