Bollywood actor Irrfan Khan would have been 54 years outdated on Thursday if he hadn’t misplaced his battle with most cancers final yr. The actor succumbed to the illness after two years, leaving his household and followers in grief. On the actor’s birthday anniversary, his wife Sutapa Sikdar penned an emotional note remembering him on her Facebook. Sikdar, who was married to Khan for 25 years, shared a note explaining why she used to have a good time the actor’s birthday yearly.
“You used to ask me when you were really young ‘why would you celebrate your birthday. Isn’t it one year less to your death day?’ Of course these were conversation when you had just ventured out from home from conditioning to exploration, so you would question everything. I don’t remember what I answered you but today I want to answer so listen Irrfan I celebrate the day because how would I have met you if you were not born.”
“So I celebrate the day the nakshatras, the tithi, the grahas, the alignment of the universe on that particular day which welcomed you in this planet,” she wrote.
Irrfan Khan was identified with neuroendocrine tumour in 2018, a uncommon type of most cancers that assaults varied elements of the physique. He was buried on the Versova graveyard and is survived by his wife Sutapa Sikdar and sons Babil and Ayaan.
Taking to Instagram, Babil shared a heart-warming video of Khan making an attempt to video name him, within the presence of Sikdar and Ayaan. He stated although his father by no means inspired him to recollect the date, it is unattainable for him to overlook it this time.
“Perhaps, that’s the reason I do not bear in mind anybody’s birthdays since you by no means remembered mine and by no means inspired me to recollect yours. It was simply regular to us what appeared absurd from the skin, we celebrated on a regular basis (bringing private experiential authenticity to the cliche).
“On the event, Mamma must remind us each; however this time I couldn’t overlook yours if I attempted.
It’s your birthday Baba. Shoutout to all of the technologically inept mother and father, discover that they didn’t end saying that they miss me,” Babil wrote within the caption.
Since Khan’s dying, Babil’s Instagram deal with has change into a peek into the private lifetime of the famously non-public actor, serving as a reminiscence financial institution for admirers who’re but come to phrases with his dying.
Khan, one in all India’s best and most versatile actors with acclaimed performances in movies similar to “Maqbool”, “The Namesake”, “Paan Singh Tomar” and “Hindi Medium”, died at a Mumbai hospital in April 2020, leaving his followers, friends and household in mourning.
-With PTI inputs