Great Lessons That Irrfan Khan’s Sons Learnt From Their Father


“Learn to surrender to the dance of uncertainty and trust your faith in the universe”, this is one of the many lessons that Irrfan Khan has taught his two sons- Baabil and Ayaan.

‘Life Of Pi’ actor passed away on May 1 and it shattered the hearts of millions of his fans across the globe. Soon afterwards, his wife Sutapa and his sons shared a heartfelt note from late actor’s Twitter account. The 53-year old actor was diagnosed with neuroendocrine tumor two years ago. He was admitted to a hospital for treatment of colon infection, he took his last breath on May 1.

The statement released by the family of the actor said, “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.” Towards the ending of the statement, Sutapa writes that she had asked Babil and Ayaan to sum up a lesson that they learnt from their father.

To that Babil wrote, “Learn to surrender to the dance of uncertainty and trust your faith in the universe”, while his younger brother Ayaan wrote, “Learn to control your mind and to not let it control you.”

The film fraternity from both Hollywood and Bollywood have expressed their condolences to the family. The statement released by the family says a lot about how Irrfan was as a father, a husband and a human being. Both the lessons that Babil and Ayaan shared talk about faith and mindset. These lessons will not only help them in this journey of life but will also aid all of us.

Babil took to Instagram and wrote, “I’m deeply grateful for all the condolences you beautiful friends are pouring in for me. Although, I hope you understand that right now I’m not being able to reply because my vocabulary is dizzy. I will get back to each one of you but just not right now. Thank you so much! I love you.”