In a moving note, Irrfan Khan’s son Babil wrote, ‘I’d give every cell in my presence to remember your skin’
Babil Khan, the son of late actor Irrfan Khan, has shared an emotional note in memory of his father who died in April this year.
“I’d give every cell in my presence to remember your skin, My spinal cord will rotate and my soul can implode, in a search to feel you close, I wish I would have known how it feels to end, so I can begin,” he wrote.
Babil is, as evident from his recent social media activity, finding it difficult to cope with his father’s sudden demise, and he does not mind sharing his grief with the late actor’s fans and followers.
In the note, he added a prayer for the farmers in India, who are as of now protesting against the controversial farm bills passed by the Parliament.
Babil expressed his frustration with his father, “Why are you surprised? It’s the job of the Politician to choose to lie, and when I’m bleeding, I know, sleep is just death being shy. I pray for you, our farmers, in our self-illusiveness we thought we were better, I hope we can surrender. I hope we find a way. I miss you India. (No political comments please, this is not a political expression).”
A son of a tyre seller, Irrfan Khan made his film debut in Salaam Bombay! in 1988 to little success. He lacked the conventional good looks of a Bollywood superstar and was only offered small roles in third-rate soap operas. The actor slowly crawled his way to the top, rising above scorn and establishing himself as India’s one of the finest character actors over the course of an enduring career spanning over three decades.
In 2018, Irrfan was diagnosed with neuroendocrine tumour.
Before his death, the veteran actor encapsulated his battle with the fatal disease in an emotional note that read: “I had been in a different game, I was traveling on a speedy train ride, had dreams, plans, aspirations, goals, was fully engaged in them. And suddenly someone taps on my shoulder and I turn to see. It’s the TC, and he says, ‘Your destination is about to come. Please get down’!”
Babil has recently posted a throwback photo with his father and wrote, “I slept for 14 hours and I didn’t want to wake up cause I was dreaming about you. Waking up is the worst, I hate realizing everyday that you’re gone.”