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'Not Ready to Move on': Babil Khan Remembers Dad Irrfan on His Death Anniversary

Friday marks acclaimed actor Irrfan Khan's second death anniversary.

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Babil Khan took to Instagram to share a heartfelt message on Irrfan Khan’s second death anniversary. The late actor was diagnosed with neuroendocrine cancer and was under treatment for about 2 years.

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Babil shared a picture of Irrfan and wrote, “Dear baba, I’m trying to remember that perfume you wore, when we travelled north to watch lights dance in Norway. I remember exactly, the feeling of your smell, but I can’t remember the materialism of it. I remember the sensation on my fingertips when you spread my palms to tell my fortunes but it frightens me to forget your playful pinch on my nostrils. I have begged, and I have cried to the heavens, to let not my body forget yet; for my soul is not ready to forfeit. I am not ready to move on, and I am alright with the idea that possibly I will never be, we were never governed by logic,”

He also went on to add, “You and I, singular and cosmic. Everything is, and yet it is not; You’re a perfect teardrop in my asylum. I was mindful and yet I forgot, my intonations of violence. You still breathe, in my thoughts; and our institutions of madness. I miss that, what I fought; your explorations of silence. A creation of yours, Babil. (Originally written for Hindustan Times)”

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Babil has also followed in his father’s footsteps and is working on his first film, Qala. The film also features Tripti Dimri and will mark his Bollywood debut.

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