Actor Irrfan Khan lost his mother, Saeeda Begum, four days before his death. She died on Saturday at the age of 95 and Irrfan could not even attend her funeral. Due to the ongoing lockdown amid Covid-19 pandemic, Irrfan could not travel from Mumbai to Jaipur and attended the funeral.
Saeda Begum belonged to the Nawab family of Tonk, and lived in Jaipur
Saeda Begum belonged to the Nawab family of Tonk, and lived in Jaipur. She died due to natural causes. A New Indian Express report quoted Irrfan’s brother Salman as saying soon after the mother’s death, “My mother had been ill for some time. But suddenly her health deteriorated on Saturday morning.” Early in 2019, Irrfan had revealed he was diagnosed with neuroendocrine tumor, for which he sought treatment in London. After the treatment, he completed Homi Adajani’s film Angrezi Medium that also ended up being his last film.
Irrfan was a strong soul, someone who fought till the very end
Irrfan was rushed to Kokilaben hospital in Mumbai late Tuesday and was declared dead Wednesday afternoon. “Irrfan was a strong soul, someone who fought till the very end and always inspired everyone who came close to him. After having been struck by lightning in 2018 with the news of a rare cancer, he took life soon after as it came and he fought the many battles that came with it.