Actor Irrfan Khan's mother, Saeeda Begum, passed away in Jaipur on Saturday due to natural causes. She was 95 years old and had been keeping unwell for some time
The funeral will be held in the evening on Saturday after the Namaaz. Her death coincides with the first day of the holy month of Ramzan. The family lives in Krishna Colony near Beniwal Kanta in the Brahmpuri area of Jaipur. Irrfan's father Yaseen Khan had passed away a few years ago.
According to sources close to the family, Irrfan Khan is currently in USA and will be participating in his mother’s last rites through video call.
Irrfan’s parents are from Tonk and his mother Saeeda Begum belongs to the family of the Tonk Nawab. Tonk is the only erstwhile Muslim riyasat (kingdom) in Rajasthan. Irrfan’s childhood had been spent in Tonk.
In 2018, the actor was diagnosed with neuroendocrine tumour and had gone abroad to get treated for the same.
However, despite of the tough time, Irrfan continued to work in the movies. His last movie 'Angrezi Medium' released just before the lockdown due the novel coronavirus pandemic. The movie also starred Radhika Madhan, Kareena Kapoor Khan, Deepak Dobriyal, Ranvir Shorey, Pankaj Tripathi, Dimple Kapadia and Kiku Sharda.
Ahead of the film's release, the actor had shared an emotional message on social media for all his fans. He had stated that 'unwanted guests' (cancer) were in his body due to which he wouldn't be able to participate in the promotions of the movie as he had to leave the country for treatment. The actor had also asked fans to enjoy the film and wait for him.