A number of names from the political and movie fraternity took to mourn the premature demise of Bollywood star Irrfan Khan, who breathed his final on Wednesday morning in Mumbai.
The Lunchbox actor, who was identified with neuroendocrine tumour in 2018, was admitted to the Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital in Mumbai for a colon an infection on Tuesday.
The actor’s final movie was Homi Adajania’s comedy Angrezi Medium, which launched in theatres earlier than COVID-19 compelled full shutdown of cinema halls.
Bollywood filmmaker Shoojit Sircar was among the many first to supply his condolences on Twitter, “My pricey buddy Irfaan. You fought and fought and fought. I’ll at all times be happy with you.. we will meet once more.. condolences to Sutapa and Babil.. you too fought, Sutapa you gave all the pieces potential on this combat. Peace and Om shanti. Irfaan Khan salute.”
Amitabh Bachchan stated that his loss would create an enormous vaccum: “Simply getting information of the passing of Irfaan Khan .. it is a most annoying and unhappy information .. An unimaginable expertise .. a gracious colleague .. a prolific contributor to the World of Cinema .. left us too quickly .. creating an enormous vacuum .. Prayers and duas.”
Nationwide College of Drama, the place Irrfan honed his performing abilities and graduated in 1987, issued a press release, by director in cost Suresh Sharma.
“At the moment the Nationwide College of Drama has misplaced a really proficient and sensible member of the household. It’s an irreparable loss to Indian theatre and world cinema. Irrfan Khan’s spouse Sutapa Sikdar was his classmate in Nationwide College of Drama. On this hour of grief, all of the members of the Nationwide College of Drama pay soulful tribute to the bereaved household.”
Actress Shabana Azmi stated she was deeply saddened and wrote, “Gone too quickly .. such a robust actor and the way valiantly he fought again the most cancers. Its a giant loss not solely to his household however to all the movie business. RIP.”
Taapsee Pannu wrote, “After we thought nothing may make us really feel worse,this occurred. I feel I’ll refuse to consider you might be no extra by watching all of your work time n once more n once more n once more. I’ve identified you that approach n shall proceed to know you that approach for ever. You ARE the very best we’ve got.”
Priyanka Chopra shared a nonetheless from their working collectively on 7 Khoon Maaf, and acknowledged, “The charisma you dropped at all the pieces you probably did was pure magic. Your expertise solid the best way for therefore many in so many avenues.. You impressed so many people. #IrrfanKhan you’ll really be missed. Condolences to the household.”
Huma Qureshi, who acted with him in D-Day, posted, “You’ll ceaselessly be remembered on your craft and the legacy you permit behind. Certainly one of a form #IrrfanKhan.. had the chance to work with you .. It’s unhappy that you simply have been taken away at your artistic peak .. My prayers are with your loved ones. Bless them at a time like this.”
Fimmaker Karan Johar thanked the star for a number of indelible film reminiscences, “Thanks for elevating the bar as an artist …thanks for enriching our Cinema….we are going to miss you terribly Irrfan however will at all times at all times be immensely grateful on your presence in our lives…..our cinema….we salute you.”
Nandita Das, Irrfan’s co-star in Supari, stated, “That is simply too unhappy. I would labored with #IrrfanKhan in Supari, not our greatest, however we had a beautiful time collectively. We met a number of occasions after that & will at all times treasure the heat. To not point out the lack of an unimaginable actor. Will rewatch his flims to rejoice his life and work.”
Politicans equivalent to PM Narendra Modi, former Congress President Rahul Gandhi and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal additionally shared their condolences.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted, “Irrfan Khan’s demise is a loss to the world of cinema and theatre. He will probably be remembered for his versatile performances throughout totally different mediums. My ideas are along with his household, pals and admirers. Might his soul relaxation in peace.”
“I’m sorry to listen to in regards to the passing of Irrfan Khan. A flexible & proficient actor, he was a preferred Indian model ambassador on the worldwide movie & television stage. He will probably be enormously missed. My condolences to his household, pals & followers at the moment of grief,” acknowledged Rahul Gandhi.
Arvind Kejriwal posted, “Shocked to listen to of the demise of Irrfan Khan, one of the distinctive actors of our time. Might his work at all times be remembered and his soul relaxation in peace.”
Indian cricket group captain Virat Kohli additionally paid tribute: “Saddened to listen to in regards to the passing of Irrfan Khan. What an exceptional expertise and dearly touched everybody’s coronary heart along with his versatility. Might god give peace to his soul.”
Hollywood star Riz Ahmed known as him an inspiration and “one of many biggest actors of our time”
There have been a number of celebrities from the south additionally who acknowledged Irrfan’s glittering legacy that he leaves behind.
Co-star from Qarib Qarib Singlle, Malayalam actor Parvathy Thiruvothu penned a poignant submit.
Dulquer Salmaan, who shared display house with Irrfan in Karwaan wrote about how the actor was a global star and a residing legend, but handled everybody he met equally.
Actor-politician Kamal Haasan took to Twitter and wrote, “Too quickly to depart @irrfank Ji. Your work at all times left me in awe. You’re one of many best actors I do know, I want you stayed longer. You deserved extra time. Power to the household at the moment.”
R Madhavan shared, “Actor Irrfan Khan Dies In Mumbai At 53. That is such a tragedy and coronary heart. RIP Irfan sir. The business has misplaced an distinctive artist and human. You’ll be so so missed . Unfold the happiness in Heaven.”
Dhanush, who has earlier confessed to being an enormous fan of Irrfan, shared, “Heartbroken by the information, what an ideal expertise and a beautiful human being we’ve got misplaced. I’ll at all times keep in mind his variety phrases to me. There’s a higher place and I do know he’s there. My deepest condolences to his household and pricey ones. Might his soul relaxation in peace.”