It’s been two years since acclaimed actor Irrfan bid his family, friends and fans adieu and went to the heavenly abode. The actor passed away on April 29, 2020 after battling neuroendocrine tumour for two years and undergoing extensive treatment in London. Today, on his second death anniversary, Irrfan’s elder son Babil I Khan took to Instagram to share a picture of the actor and remember him with fond words.
Sharing the picture, Babil wrote, “Dear baba, I’m trying to remember that perfume you wore, when we travelled north to watch lights dance in Norway. I remember exactly, the feeling of your smell, but I can’t remember the materialism of it. I remember the sensation on my fingertips when you spread my palms to tell my fortunes but it frightens me to forget your playful pinch on my nostrils. I have begged, and I have cried to the heavens, to let not my body forget yet; for my soul is not ready to forfeit. I am not ready to move on, and I am alright with the idea that possibly I will never be, we were never governed by logic.”
He further quoted a poem that read, “You and I, singular and cosmic. Everything is, and yet it is not; You’re a perfect teardrop in my asylum. I was mindful and yet I forgot, my intonations of violence. You still breathe, in my thoughts; and our institutions of madness. I miss that, what I fought; your explorations of silence. A creation of yours, Babil (Originally written for Hindustan Times).”
Irrfan’s last film was 2019’s Angrezi Medium which he shot after finishing his treatment in London. The film also starred Radhika Madan, Deepak Dobriyal and Kareena Kapoor Khan. Irrfan is survived by his wife, Sutapa Sikdar, and sons, Babil and Ayaan.