Actor Irrfan Khan’s sudden demise has left a huge void in the Indian film industry. The unapologetically verstalile actor shattered several stereotypes such as flashy looks and pompous attitude, proving that all it takes to become a superstar is sheer talent, hard work, and humility. Major film stars and directors with whom Irrfan Khan closely worked with in the past have paid tributes to the actor.
Amitabh Bachchan, Shoojit Sircar, Priyanka Chopra, Taapsee Pannu, Raveena Tandon, and several other major personalities took to Twitter and other social media handles, to mourn the actor’s untimely death. Twitter, Instagram, Facebook are flooded with Irrfan Khan’s popular film quotes, dialogues, and pictures. Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Union Minister Piyush Goyal, and former Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis were among those who condoled the death.
T 3516 – .. just getting news of the passing of Irfaan Khan .. this is a most disturbing and sad news .. 🙏
An incredible talent .. a gracious colleague .. a prolific contributor to the World of Cinema .. left us too soon .. creating a huge vacuum ..
Prayers and duas 🙏
— Amitabh Bachchan (@SrBachchan) April 29, 2020
The charisma you brought to everything you did was pure magic. Your talent forged the way for so many in so many avenues.. You inspired so many of us. #IrrfanKhan you will truly be missed. Condolences to the family. pic.twitter.com/vjhd5aoFhc
— PRIYANKA (@priyankachopra) April 29, 2020
Irrfan Khan’s demise is a loss to the world of cinema and theatre. He will be remembered for his versatile performances across different mediums. My thoughts are with his family, friends and admirers. May his soul rest in peace.
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) April 29, 2020
With the untimely demise of #IrrfanKhan, we lost a versatile actor.
Not just a hardworking actor but he was also a good cricketer but couldn’t persue due to lack of funds. His TV and film presence is unparalleled and has been giving confidence & motivation to many.
— Devendra Fadnavis (@Dev_Fadnavis) April 29, 2020
The 53-year-old actor was hospitalised on April 28, 2020, in Mumbai’s Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital due to colon infection. He was earlier battling neuroendocrine tumor for which he was taking treatment in the UK. The actor is survived by his wife, Sutapa Sikdar, and two sons, Ayan and Babil Khan.
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Last seen in the Bollywood film Angrezi Medium, the actor was indisposed for a few months. His noted projects in the Indian film industry include stellar movies like Maqbool, Haider, Piku, Life of Pi, The Namesake, Slumdog Millionaire. The actor was a global icon as he had also worked in several international film projects like Spiderman, Inferno, The Warrior, and others.