Irrfan Khan, the man who used to submerge himself in a character so perfectly that you weren’t able to take your eyes off. Today would have been his 54th birth anniversary. Throughout his career, he has given tremendous lines to cherish or to live by. He in Life of Pi said “ I suppose in the end, the whole of life becomes an act of letting go but what always hurts the most is not taking a moment to say goodbye. “ We never knew that we are never going to get a proper goodbye from his side.
Today, sharing a video, Babil (his son) wrote, “You never identified with institutions such as contractual marriage and birthday celebrations. Perhaps, that is why I don’t remember anyone’s birthdays because you never remembered mine and never encouraged me to remember yours. It was just normal to us what seemed absurd from the outside, we celebrated everyday (bringing personal experiential authenticity to the cliche). On the occasion, Mamma would have to remind us both; but this time I could not forget yours if I tried. It’s your birthday Baba. Shoutout to all the technologically inept parents, notice that they did not finish saying that they miss me.”
Sharmila Tagore once sends a letter to Irrfan Khan after seeing his performance in The Namesake saying “ Thank god your parents gave birth to you.” Even esteemed Hollywood actors like Mark Ruffalo has also praised his work. The only Indian actor who can act with eyes so beautifully that you are enchanted within a moment to stay with him throughout the film. Irrfan Khan is one of a kind actor that will always be remembered and would always stay in our hearts