Irrfan Khan was an Indian actor, known for his work predominantly in Hindi cinema, in addition to British and American films. In a career spanning over 30 years and featuring in more than 50 domestic films, Khan had received numerous awards, including a National Film Award and Filmfare Awards in four categories.

The actor had been battling cancer since 2018 and his official spokesperson had confirmed on Tuesday that he was under doctor’s observation.

Irrfan is survived by his wife Sutapa and sons – Babil and Ayan.

Several actors and filmmakers expressed their anguish over the actor’s death on social media.