Although Irrfan Khan is no longer with us, his memory continues to live on in our hearts. Babil Khan, the late actor’s son, regularly distributes previously unpublished photographs of his father in order to preserve his legacy. Frequently, his messages are followed by a lengthy, heartfelt homage to his father. On the anniversary of the Maqbool actor’s death today, Babil posted another picture of the actor, and his lengthy and poignant comment will leave admirers in tears.
In the snapshot given by Babil Khan, Irrfan Khan is dressed in red pants, a purple shirt, and a black jacket.
The actor looked fantastic with a bandanna. “Dear Baba,” Babil captioned this shot. I’m trying to recall the scent you wore when we travelled to Norway to see the lights dance. I recall precisely the sensation of your scent, but not its materiality. I recall the touch on my fingers as you spread my hands to give me my fortune, yet it scares me to think of the playful pressure on my nose.
“I have pleaded and prayed to the gods not to forget my body yet because my spirit is not yet ready to surrender,” he said. I am not ready to go on, and I am OK with the possibility that I never will be; we have never been controlled by logic. I am you, both individual and cosmic. Everything is, but nothing is; you are the ideal teardrop in my haven. I was aware of and yet forgot my violent intonations. You continue to breathe in my thoughts, as well as in our institutions of insanity. I miss that, your explorations of stillness, for which I struggled. Babil, this is an invention of yours. “