Irrfan Khan was some giant in his own right. How do I reach that conclusion? No, I haven't seen much of what the actor appeared in, but a cursory scan of his IMDB.com profile shows me that in his short time occupying our plane of existence he appeared in just over one hundred and fifty different projects ... yet amassed some acting accolades that thousands in his profession would probably sell their soul to the devil for. The guy has an incredible 32 wins (again, hat-tip to IMDB)! 32 wins out of 150 projects! Dude, that means every filth film this guy did won him some dramatic acclaim. That's incredible.
Alas, none of us lives forever, but I've no doubt that scholars will continue to study his work in the years ahead. May he rest in peace.