‘Life of Pi’ star Irrfan Khan reveals he has a neuroendocrine tumour

Web Desk: Bollywood actor Irrfan Khan took to his twitter handler and revealed that he is suffering from ‘neuroendocrine tumour.’


The actor posted that he has been diagnosed with neuroendocrine tumour, saying that although it has been difficult, the love and support of those around him had brought him strength.

At the end of his post, Irrfan writes, “To those who waited for my words, I hope to be back with more stories to tell.”

Irrfan Khan’s post last week disclosing that he has been suffering from a ‘rare disease’ had left the whole of Bollywood and his fans in utter shock. The actor, however, had promised to share more information after a ‘conclusive diagnosis’.

Sometimes you wake up with a jolt with life shaking you up. The last fifteen days, my life has been a suspense story. Little had I known that my search for rare stories would make me find a rare disease,”, he shares adding “I have never given up and have always fought for my choices and always will. My family and friends are with me and we are working it out the best way possible.”


Neuroendocrine tumour (often known as NET) is basically a condition in which there is an abnormal tissue growth in the hormone producing nervous cells (or neuroendocrine cells) of the body. Such tumours can develop commonly in the intestines, in the lungs, pancreas or anywhere else in the body. Whether or not the tumour is serious depends on if it is benign or malignant.

Irrfan who has won India’s National Film Award for his leading role in Paan Singh Tomar in 2013.

Irrfan, 51, has acted in more than 100 films, including Bollywood hits Piku, Maqbool, Haasil and Paan Singh Tomar. His English language films include Life Of Pi, Slumdog Millionaire and The Amazing Spider-Man.


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