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Bharat Ek Khoj (1988)

Based on Jawaharlal Nehru's The Discovery of India, Shyam Benegal's sprawling historical drama had the young Irrfan appearing in minor roles across several episodes. The actor's stint on Doordarshan continued with Gulzar's Kirdaar and Sanjay Khan's The Great Maratha.

Remembering Irrfan

One of India's finest and globally celebrated actors, Irrfan, passed away earlier today at the age of 53. The actor was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer in 2018 and had been struggling with health issues ever since. On Tuesday he was admitted to a Mumbai hospital yesterday due to a colon infection. The news of Irrfan's death has left both the film industry and his fans in shock and mourning. As we grieve the loss of this extraordinary artiste, we look back at his rich career path that bears a testimony of his struggles, triumphs and consistent brilliance over three decades. Salute.