It was an emotional day for Irrfan Khan’s son, Babil Khan, and his wife Sutapa Sikdar, as they observed the iconic actor’s first death anniversary on April 29. In celebration of his years of absence, Babil shared an emotional remark along with an unseen photo of the deceased actor from his chemotherapy days on Instagram. He wrote how someone in his life can never fill the void. ‘Chemo burns you from within, to find joy in the simple things, like building your own table to write your own magazines. There is a purity, I have not yet discovered. There is a legacy that my Baby himself has already clinched. A point. No one can ever replace him. No one will ever be able to do that. For the greatest best friend, companion, brother, father, I have ever had and will ever have. I love you so much, for the rest of this chaos we call life, ”Babil wrote. The image he shared saw Khan rally as he fixed a white desk. Khan, 53, has died in Mumbai after his long battle with cancer since 2018. ‘I miss you, more than all the things of shah-Jahan / mumtaz; I would have built a space monument that could have taken us to the farthest parts of a black hole singularity that you were always interested in, but I would have been there with your Baby, and we could have gone hand in hand together. (Discover the last riddles), ”he added. Along with the image, he also shared a handwritten note from Khan. A note scribbled by Khan reads: “The most wonderful period of life in London 25 June 2018 / The period of the realization of inner mechanism and the experience of magic.” In an interview with Film Companion, the mother-and-son duo also talked about the last few days of Khan’s life. “I was in the hospital two or three days before he died. He was losing consciousness and one of the last things he said … He just looked at me, smiled and said ‘I’m going to die’ and I told him ‘No, you’re not’. He smiles again and goes to sleep again. ‘remember Babil.
His wife Sikdar talked about how Khan was serious. ‘I feel the most precious quality of him is that he never pretended. If he’s mad at you, or he’s in love with you. The most important thing is that he did not pretend to be in love with you and say, ‘I love you’. “He did not say it before he meant it,” she said. Khan was one of India’s largest cultural exports. In 2017, Khan received the Dubai International Film Festival (Diff) honorary award for his contributions to films in a career spanning more than three decades. His last film was ‘Angrezi Medium’. In an exclusive interview with Gulf News just before his swan song ‘Angrezi Medium’ released in the UAE cinemas, Khan reminded everyone to accept life. “I tell life: ‘Laugh Jaa Gale Ki Phir Yeh Haseen Shaam Ho Naa Ho, Shayad Is Janam Mein Mulaqaat Ho Na Ho [Embrace and hug me life, for your never know if we will ever have this magical evening like this or not, Perhaps we may meet or never meet again in my lifetime], ”Says Khan, referring to the iconic romantic song sung by Lata Mangeshkar that encompasses the weaknesses of life. Khan began his acting career in Indian film, starring in a number of TV series, including the hit ‘Banegi Apni Baat, and the Salaam Bombay !.’ Khan received international acclaim for his role in ‘The Warrior’ (2001), a film set in the Indian state of Rajasthan, starring Khan Lafcadia, a fierce warrior who leaves his tyrannical Lord for peace in his looking for town. After that, Khan starred in Asvin Kumar’s short film Road to ‘Ladakh’ (2003) which received good reviews on the international festival circuit, playing the title role in the much acclaimed adaptation ‘Maqbool’ (2003) and the Bollywood film ‘Haasil’ 2003). He also appeared in Hollywood hits ‘A Mighty Heart’ with Angelina Jolie and the Oscar-winning ‘Slumdog Millionaire’.