MUMBAI — Actor Irrfan Khan on Friday has revealed that he is diagnosed with NeuroEndocrine Tumour.
The 51-year-old star of dozens of Bollywood films, as well as Hollywood movies Slumdog Millionaire and Life of Pi, is suffering from a rare neuroendocrine tumour, according to the message he has posted on Twitter.
“The unexpected makes us grow, which is what the past few days have been about. Learning that I have been diagnosed with neuroendocrine tumour as of now has admittedly been difficult, but the love and strength of those around me and that I found within me has brought me to a place of hope,” he said.
“The journey of this is taking me out of the country, and I request everyone to continue sending their wishes. As for the rumours that were floated, neuro is not always about the brain and Googling is the easiest way to do research 😉 To those who waited for my words, I hope to be back with more stories to tell.”
— Irrfan (@irrfank) March 16, 2018
Neuroendocrine tumours (NETs) are most commonly located in the intestine, lungs or pancreas, and can be cancerous or non-cancerous. No further details were given about his condition and one of Khan’s representatives told Associated Press he had no further information.
His revelation comes days after the internationally known acclaimed actor left fans worried by informing them via social media that his life had been shaken up by a ‘rare disease’.
Khan on Monday had tweeted, “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. 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. In trying times, please don’t speculate as I will myself share with you my story within a week – ten days, when the further investigations come with a conclusive diagnosis. Till then, wish the best for me”.
Korean Pop Cover Dance Competition -2018 to be held in Kathmandu
KATHMANDU- Korean Pop Cover Dance Competition -2018 is to be held in the capital on December 14 with the objective of cultural exchange between Nepal and Korea by means of dance.
The dance competition is taking place at the Rastriya Naachghar at Jamal at 1 pm on December 14. Twenty six dance groups are competing in the contest being organized by Struck Pop in association with Youth for Change.
The Invincible Events and Management is managing the event.
The 26 dance troupes were selected from total 150 groups through the first selection round held in Butwal, Narayangadh, Dharan, Pokhara and Kathmandu.
The team coming out first in the competition will bag Rs 30,000; the team standing second Rs 20,000 and the team coming third Rs 10,000, the founding director of Struck Pop, Sresh Moktan, said.
Struck Pop is a Korean dance troupe constituted in 2015. It has been carrying out various activities related to Korean dance since its inception.