Irrfan Khan’s ‘Last Letter’ Is Going Viral Today As A Video Pays Tribute To Him
Irrfan Khan's 'Last Letter' Is Going Viral On The Internet Today As A Video Pays Tribute To The Superstar
Bollywood’s superstar, Irrfan Khan breathed his last at a hospital in Mumbai on April 29. He was suffering from a rare type of tumor and he surrendered to life after getting hospitalized. His sudden demise triggered a huge number of tribute posts on social media, as millions of his fans mourned his demise. One of his Last Letter, which he had written before going for the cancer treatment is going viral today.
His letter was published by Times Of India way back in the year, 2018. It was written by the actor when he went to get treated for the Neuroendocrine tumor. One of the YouTubers paid a tribute to the actor using the same lines from his letter in his video. And thus, Irrfan Khan’s flashback letter is going viral once again.
Here, take a look at the video:
Now, take a look at the letter that the superstar penned in the year 2018.
“It’s been quite sometime now since I have been diagnosed with high-grade neuroendocrine cancer. This new name in my vocabulary, I got to know, was rare, and due to fewer study cases, and less information comparatively, the unpredictability of the treatment was more. I was part of a trial-and-error game.
I had been in a different game, I was traveling on a speedy train ride, had dreams, plans, aspirations, goals, was fully engaged in them. And suddenly someone taps on my shoulder and I turn to see. It’s the TC: “Your destination is about to come. Please get down.” I am confused: No, no. My destination hasn’t come. No, this is it. This is how it is sometimes.
The suddenness made me realize how you are just a cork floating in the ocean with unpredictable currents! And you are desperately trying to control it.
In this chaos, shocked, afraid and in panic, while on one of the terrifying hospital visits, I blabber to my son, ‘The only thing I expect from ME is not to face this crisis in this present state. I desperately need my feet. Fear and panic should not overrule me and make me miserable’.
That was my intention. And then the pain hit. As if all this while, you were just getting to know pain, and now you know his nature and his intensity. Nothing was working; no consolation, no motivation.”
Irrfan also wrote about finding peace during this painful time and said the only thing certain is the uncertainty.
As I was entering the hospital, drained, exhausted, listless, I hardly realized my hospital was on the opposite side of the Lord’s, the stadium. The Mecca of my childhood dream. Amidst the pain, I saw a poster of a smiling Vivian Richards. Nothing happened, as if that world didn’t even belong to me.
This hospital also had a coma ward right above me. Once, while standing on the balcony of my hospital room, the peculiarity jolted me. Between the game of life and the game of death, there is just a Road. On one side, a hospital, on the other, a stadium. As if one isn’t part of anything which might claim certainty – neither the hospital nor the stadium. That hit me hard.
I was left with this immense effect of the enormous power and intelligence of the cosmos. The peculiarity of MY hospital’s location – it HIT me. The only thing certain was the uncertainty. All I could do was to realize my strength and play my game better.
This realization made me submit, surrender and trust, irrespective of the outcome, irrespective of where this takes me, eight months from now, or four months from now, or two years. The concerns took a back seat and started to fade and kind of went out of my mind space.
For the first time, I felt what ‘freedom’ truly means. It felt like an accomplishment. As if I was tasting life for the first time, the magical side of it. My confidence in the intelligence of the cosmos became absolute. I feel as if it has entered every cell of mine.
Time will tell if it stays, but that is how I feel as of now.”
Irrfan also talked about his well-wishers and those praying for him across the world.
Throughout my journey, people have been wishing me well, praying for me, from all over the world. People I know, people I don’t even know. They were praying from different places, different time zones, and I feel all their prayers become ONE. One big Force, like a force of the current, which got inside me through the end of my spine and has germinated through the crown of my head.
It’s germinating – sometimes a bud, a leaf, a twig, a shoot. I keep relishing and looking at it. Each flower, each twig, each leaf which has come from the cumulative prayers, each fills me with wonder, happiness and curiosity. A realization that the cork doesn’t need to control the current. That you are being gently rocked in the cradle of nature.
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