Actor Irrfan was spotted at the Mumbai airport in the early hours of Tuesday. He had kept the lower half of his face covered with a black mask initially, but later removed it for the cameras.

The Piku actor, who returned to India earlier this year after getting treated for neuroendocrine tumour in London, looked in pink of health in a pink t-shirt, which he had teamed up with a floral print shirt and denim jeans.”

Irrfan was leaving for Rajasthan for personal work, an IANS report quoting a source.

Later, Irrfan shared an emotional message with his friends and fans. “Maybe somewhere in the pursuit of winning, we forget how much it means to be loved. In our vulnerability, we are reminded. As I leave my footprints onto these steps of my life, I want to pause to be grateful for receiving your immense love and support, it soothed me in my process of healing. So I travel back to you, thanking you from the bottom of my heart.”

The 51-year-old had on March 5 last year posted on Twitter that he was suffering from a “rare disease”. He left for London soon for treatment, and is now back.

There has been news circulating that he will soon start shooting for the sequel to his hit film Hindi Medium(2017), opposite Kareena Kapoor Khan, in London.

In a film career spanning almost 30 years with more than 50 domestic films, Irrfan has received numerous awards, including a National Film Award and Filmfare Awards in four categories.

He is also a critics’ favourite and was awarded the Padma Shri, India’s fourth highest civilian honour, for his contribution to the field of arts in 2011.