Late actor Irrfan Khan's son Babil Khan reveals his father had a special connection with rain

The Namesake star Irrfan Khan died on April 29 after battling a cancerous tumour.
Written By Apoorv Shandilya | Updated: June 06, 2020 13:11 IST
Late actor Irrfan Khan's son Babil Khan reveals his father had a special connection with rain

The Bollywood industry was rocked earlier last month when both Irrfan Khan and Rishi Kapoor died in quick succession of each other. The Namesake actor Irrfan Khan died on April 29 after a difficult battle with a rare disease called a neuroendocrine tumour. Irrfan Khan's demise shocked the entire country and many fans are still not over the loss of the versatile actor. Irrfan Khan's son Babil Khan has regularly shared pictures of his father on social media in honour of him.
Recently Babil shared a picture of Irrfan Khan sitting alongside a camel. In the monchrome picture Irrfan is wearing a khaki kurta and is sporting long hair. Babil captioned the post writing, 'He had this strange understanding of rain. I cannot compare it to anything that I have ever experienced. He could only explain it to me through the limits within what words would let him, but there was a connection that I cannot envelop even in the most beautiful language; only the desert could show, oh my god, what the rain did to him.'
Babil and Supata also released a heartfelt statement soon after the demise of Irrfan Khan. The post read, 'How can I write this as a family statement when the whole world is taking it as a personal loss? How can I begin to feel alone when millions are grieving with us at the moment? I want to assure everyone that this is not a loss, it is a gain. It's a gain of the things he taught us, and now we shall finally begin to truly implement it and evolve. I see my little family, in a boat, with both my sons Babil and Ayaan, paddling it forward, with Irrfan guiding them, 'wahan nahi, yahan se modo', but since life is not cinema and there are no retakes, I sincerely wish my children sail this boat safely with their father's guidance in mind and rockabye through the storm.' (sic)