World-famous Bollywood actor Irrfan Khan has died from cancer aged 53.
Khan died on Wednesday after being admitted to Mumbai's Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital with a colon infection, according to a spokesperson for the actor.
"Irrfan was a strong soul, someone who fought till the very end and always inspired everyone who came close to him," a statement released by the actor's team read.
In 2018 Khan revealed he had endocrine cancer - a cancer which affects cells that release hormones into the bloodstream.
Khan made his screen debut in the Academy Award-nominated 1988 drama Salaam Bombay!, a tale of Mumbai city's street children.
After starring in British film The Warrior in 2001 Khan had his breakthrough and went on to star in dramas Haasil and Maqbool - an adaptation of William Shakespeare's Macbeth.
The 53-year-old had a long and illustrious career, and was so highly-respected director Wes Anderson once wrote a part for him just so they could work together, reports the BBC.
He featured in multiple critically-acclaimed films such as Life of Pi, Slumdog Millionaire, The Darjeeling Limited.
As of 2017, his films have grossed $3.643 billion at the worldwide box office.
He is survived by his wife, television writer and producer Sutapa Sikdar, and sons Babil and Ayan.