Villagers pay tribute to Irrfan Khan

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Villagers in the town of Igatpuri in Maharashtra have paid tribute to Irrfan Khan, by naming an area of their community after him.

According to a report in India Today, Irrfan bought his house in Igatpuri a decade ago when the met the locals and decided to help them.

He became a patron of sorts, providing the villagers with an ambulance, computers, books, raincoats, and sweaters for their kids.

He would also reportedly send sweets on festivals.

Following his death from cancer, they decided to honour him by renaming the area where his farmhouse stands to Hero-chi-Wadi (Marathi for ‘neighbourhood of a hero’).

Irrfan passed away on April 29th, two years after being diagnosed with a neuroendocrine tumour.