In a heartbreaking note, the producer and Irrfan Khan’s wife, Sutapa Sikdar, said on Thursday that it is difficult to call last year “the worst”, as the actor was still with her on New Year’s Eve.
Khan, 54, lost his two-year battle with a rare form of cancer on April 29. Sikdar, who is Khan’s graduate classmate at the National Drama School, said she was struggling to make ends meet without his presence.
“It is so difficult to wish 2020 as the worst year, because you were still there. Last year, on this day next to me, gardening, busy building the bird house, how to say goodbye to 2020 !! Irrfan I have no idea how to greet 2021 !! “He wrote on Facebook along with some pictures with the regretted star.
The couple has two sons – Babil and Ayaan.
Khan, one of India’s most versatile and beloved actors, has left an indelible mark on Indian and international cinema, with his performances in films such as Maqbool, The Lunchbox, Paan Singh Tomar and The Namesake.
His film The Song of Scorpions, which premiered worldwide at the Locarno Film Festival in 2017, is set to be released in Indian cinemas in early 2021.