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An Elegy for Irrfan Khan

June 2, 2020 | By

Sultana Raza pens a heartfelt tribute to Irrfan Khan, one of the finest actors of Indian cinema, whose untimely death on 29 April, 2020 left behind a void.

Irrfan Khan Elegy

‘A wide-eyed actor,’ a US mag said,
The Italians admired his panache.
To his craft, was seriously wed,
With tears, admirers are awash.

Did Brits want to share his lunch box?
He brought tears to German eyes.
Chinese fans praised his thick locks,
Why did disease have to prise

This vibrant actor, full of beans?
For many parts he fit the bill,
A versatile talent, screen’s rarely seen,
Empty will be roles that he won’t fill.

A wide range of gifts, gone to waste,
Why was death in such a haste?

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Sultana Raza’s poems have appeared in numerous journals, including Columbia Journal, and The New Verse News, London Grip, Gramma, Classical Poetry Society, Spillwords, Poetry24, Dissident Voice, and The Peacock Journal. Her fiction has received an Honourable Mention in Glimmer Train Review (USA), had been published in Coldnoon Journal, Szirine, Apertura, Entropy, and Ensemble (in French). Her creative non-fiction has appeared in Litro, and A Beautiful Space. Her 100+ articles (on art, theatre, film, and humanitarian issues) have appeared in English and French. She has presented many papers related to Romanticism and Fantasy in international conferences.
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