‘A huge loss to the world of cinema and theatre,’ Prime Minister Narendra Modi and other political leaders offer their tribute to Irrfan


Acclaimed Bollywood actor Irrfan passed away in the wee hours of today morning. He was 53 years old and was admitted to hospital for a colon infection. In 2018 he was diagnosed with a rare kind of neuroendocrine tumour for which he underwent extensive treatment in London. However, to no avail and the actor left all of us with a void that will be difficult to fill. 

His demise came as a shock for the industry as well as his fans around the world. Tributes poured in from every sector. President Ram Nath Kovind tweeted on the actor's demise and paid his condolences to the family. Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Shatrughan Sinha, Chandrababu Naidu, Omar Abdullah and several others leaders paid their tributes to the actor. France’s ambassador to India Emmanuel Lenain also tweeted his condolence. Check out their heartfelt reactions below. 

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