Happy Birthday, Irrfan Khan. We’ve Missed You


Happy Birthday, Irrfan Khan. We’ve Missed You

Illustration: Akshita Monga


or many, 2018 has been a year of mourning. The list of giants who have fallen includes fashion designer Kate Spade, the granddaddy of comic book heroes, Stan Lee, the Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin, Swedish DJ Avicii, the legendary Burt Reynolds, and the patron saint of foodies, Anthony Bourdain.

We also received another reminder this year that our heroes are only mere mortals: one of the country’s most treasured thespians, Irrfan Khan, was diagnosed with a rare form of neuroendocrine cancer in February, and spoke about his illness for the first time to The Times of India.