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Irrfan’s wife Sutapa on his birth anniversary: ‘How would I have met you if you were not born’

On Irrfan Khan’s 54th birth anniversary, his wife Sutapa Sikdar and son Babil Khan shared social media posts remembering him.

Babil Khan posted a throwback video featuring his father, mother Sutapa Sikdar and brother Ayaan. He shared how Irrfan didn’t believe in celebrating birthdays and never encouraged anyone to remember his birthday as well.

Sharing an old video which probably Irrfan, Sutapa and Ayaan made for Babil while he was away from the family, Babil wrote, “You never identified with institutions such as contractual marriage and birthday celebrations. Perhaps, that is why I don’t remember anyone’s birthdays because you never remembered mine and never encouraged me to remember yours.”

However, Babil could not forget his father Irrfan’s birthday this year. “We celebrated everyday (bringing personal experiential authenticity to the cliche). On the occasion, Mamma would have to remind us both; but this time I could not forget yours if I tried,” Babil added in his heartfelt note.

Concluding the note, Babil wrote, “It’s your birthday Baba. Shoutout to all the technologically inept parents, notice that they did not finish saying that they miss me.”

Sutapa Sikdar shared a Facebook note where she wrote, “You used to ask me when you were really young ‘Why would you celebrate your birthday isn’t it one year less to your death day?’” She further wrote, “I don’t remember what I answered you but today I want to answer so listen Irrfan I celebrate the day because how would I have met you if you were not born.”

Born on January 7, 1966, as Sahabzade Irfan Ali Khan in Jaipur, Irrfan gave movie buffs some memorable characters. He passed away last year in April after a long battle with cancer.

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