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Bollywood star Irrfan Khan’s mother Saeda Begum died over the weekend in India, while the actor found himself stranded overseas, according to media reports.


Saeda Begum was 95 and a resident of the city Jaipur. Unfortunately for Khan, the actor found himself unable to return to attend the funeral due to the COVID-19 lockdown in India, reports further stated.

“It’s very sad. I have yet to talk to him, though. I will be calling him,” filmmaker Shoojit Sircar, who worked with the actor in the 2015 film ‘Piku’, told the web portal Spotboye.

Khan has had a rough few years after being diagnosed with a neuroendocrine tumour, which has required medical attention and kept the actor away from Bollywood for a duration.

He finally returned to films earlier this year, starring in Homi Adajania’s comedy, ‘Angrezi Medium’, which ran in cinemas for a few days before theatres closed across India and the UAE on account of the COVID-19 pandemic.