Irrfan Khan dies at 53 from colon infection

Sad demise

Acclaimed actor and Bollywood’s face in the west, Irrfan Khan’s death is an irreplaceable loss, jolts of which have been felt a world over. The actor suffered from a rare form of cancer and was a symbol of resilience, not giving up on his craft and love of art despite ill-health. Khan has a sting of masterpieces under his belt, from Maqbool to Hindi Medium opposite Saba Qamar to his riveting performance in Life of Pi, Khan’s acting skills were incomparable. But his movies are only second on the list of what will be missed the most. The first will always be his humanising story of struggle and hard work, his rise to being the legend that he was without any lineage to rope him up and the simplicity in his stardom.

Rishi Kapoor passes away in Mumbai

The Bobby and Chandni veteran actor that has entertained us for over four decades breathe his last in a hospital in Mumbai. The 67-year-old was diagnosed with cancer in 2018 and was seeking treatment in New York. The news of his passing was broken on social media by veteran actor and the deceased’s co-actor in multiple films, Amitabh Bachchan. He wrote, "Rishi Kapoor... gone... passed away. I am destroyed!" The tweet was deleted soon after. Condolences flew in from Bollywood and Lollywood, a great loss for the film industry indeed.