In March this year, Irrfan Khan announced he has been diagnosed with neuroendocrine tumour and that he was going out of the country for treatment. This shocking revelation sparked major concerns for his health. The actor first tweeted on 5 March saying that he was suffering from a “rare disease”, later revealing it to be cancer.


Recently, he penned a heartfelt note to a leading daily on his battle with cancer. In the note,  Irrfan opened up about battling the “rare” disease. He talked at length about one of the “terrifying” hospital visits, his ordeal with the illness and how everything changed in an instant. Celebrities like Paresh Rawal, Ayushmann Khurrana and Swara Bhaskar among many others have come together to support him after this emotional note.


Here’s what the celebrities have tweeted:



Paresh Rawal: Khan Saab, you will sail through all the way. Prayers and more prayers.



Riteish Deshmukh: Good wishes and prayers for your speedy recovery Irrfan.



Ayushmann Khurrana: Sir! You are beyond cinema. Prayers are always with you. Legend.



Swara Bhaskar: Irrfan Khan sir you are an artist beyond compare and artists live forever! Sending so many prayers and wishes your way… Waiting for you to be back and weave your magic upon us all- ur enthralled audiences. Love and strength!


Rajkummar Rao: You are an inspiration to all of us, sir. We love you.



Patralekha: Irrfan sir you will be fine. Wishing you a speedy recovery. Sending you prayers and love.



Rahul Dholakia: Get well soon bhai. praying.

Irrfan has acted in more than 100 films, including Bollywood hits Piku, Paan Singh Tomar, Maqbool, & Haasil. In 2013, he won India’s National Film Award for his leading role in Paan Singh Tomar, a biopic about an athlete who became a bandit. He won the Viewers’ Choice Award at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival for The Lunchbox, in which he portrayed a lonely accountant who mistakenly receives a lunchbox intended for a colleague.