Irfan Pathan’s Long Term Makeup Artist Dies After Drowning in a Pool in West Indies

Irfan Pathan

In a heartbreaking incident, Fayaz Ansari, Irfan Pathan’s long term personal staff member met a tragic end while accompanying former Indian cricketer during the ongoing T20 World Cup in the West Indies. Ansari, a makeup artist from Bijnor had been Pathan’s personal makeup artist for a long time.

It was reported that he drowned in a hotel swimming pool on June 21, Friday while staying with Pathan. Pathan is working as an commentator in the ICC T20 World Cup 2024.

Irfan Pathan: Personal Make-Up Artist Drowns

Fayaz Ansari hailed from Nagina in Bijnor. He had moved to Mumbai 22 years ago and started his own salon. In the past years, Irfan Pathan was a regular at his salon for makeup. Over time, Irfan offered Ansari a job as his trusted makeup artist for domestic and international tours.

Ansari accompanied Pathan on international trips, including the T20 World Cup in the West Indies.

On Friday evening, June 21, Ansari drowned in a hotel swimming pool while bathing. The sudden accident left his family devastated. His cousin reported that Ansari had married just two months ago and had gone to Mumbai from Nagina, Bijnor, only eight days prior.

Irfan Pathan in the 2024 T20 World Cup

Irfan Pathan, part of the commentary team for the T20 World Cup, is currently in the West Indies. Additionally, Ansari’s family reports that Pathan has been very supportive to them and is taking care of all the arrangements to send his body back home to India.

According to Ansari’s cousin brother Mohammad Ahmed, he had married just two months ago and had gone to Mumbai from Nagina, Bijnor only eight days prior. The sudden accident had plunged the family into grief, with his wife and relatives inconsolable.

He mentioned that Irfan Pathan himself is handling all formalities in the West Indies to bring Ansari’s body back to India. The family plans to receive the body in Delhi, which is expected to take about three to four days.

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