Actor par-excellence Irrfan, left everyone in shock when he passed away in the early hours of today morning. He was 53-years-old and was diagnosed with a rare neuroendocrine tumour in 2018. However, he was admitted to the hospital for a colon infection from which he could not recover. His demise has left a deep void in the Bollywood fraternity and tribute shave been pouring in for the actor from every quarter.
Ranveer Singh, Vicky Kaushal, Alia Bhatt, Katrina Kaif, Nimrat Kaur, Anubhav Sinha, Neena Gupta, Saif Ali Khan, Suniel Shetty, Anubhav Sinha, Vikant Massey, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Manoj Bajpayee, Jacqueline Fernandez, Vishal Bhardwaj, Lata Mangeshkar, Kamal Haasan, Kangana Ranaut, Anurag Basu, Kay Kay Menon, Sanjay Dutt, Abhishek Bachchan, Varun Dhawan, Madhur Bhandarkar, Mahesh Bhatt, Anushka Sharma, Richa Chadha, Sudhir Mishra, Vasan Bala, Hansal Mehta, Johny Lever, Radhika Apte, Sonali Bendre, Dinesh Vijan, Shahid Kapoor, Sushant Singh Rajput, Ayushmann Khurana, Sushmita Sen, Soha Ali Khan, Meiyang Chang and others paid tribute to the exemplary actor. Check out their posts below:
It’s so sad to hear about #IrfanKhan passing away. I have learned so much from him as an actor just by sharing screen space with him. A truly gifted actor. And a wonderful man. He really has #GoneTooSoon I’m sure the heavens have saved a special place for him.
— Shahid Kapoor (@shahidkapoor) April 29, 2020
In the year 2000 a film directed by #IrrfanKhan named ALVIDA starred me and I was lucky to have my mentor as my co-star in many films. No one will ever be able to fill his space in the entire world of cinema. Never thot in the worst of my dreams, that will have to say “ALVIDA” so soon #RiP
Saif Ali Khan who is not on any social media issued a statement that read, "I have always thought of Irrfan Khan as perhaps the best, most watchable and most natural actor of our times. He was way too young to go. Very very sad news. My thoughts and prayers are with his wife, children, and family. May God bless his soul."
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— Anubhav Sinha (@anubhavsinha) April 29, 2020
Rest in peace, Irrfan sir. Thank you for paving the way as an artist, your memories and light will live forever. Today, I especially pray for your wife and sons, may god give them strength and healing. pic.twitter.com/oFZGGC237x
— Athiya Shetty (@theathiyashetty) April 29, 2020
Am getting many fond wishes on my birthday. It's been an overwhelming day. First to be away from so many loved ones. And then you get news of a dear contemporary passing away. Thank you so much for all your wishes. Will pray for Irrfan's departed soul and celebrate his genius.
— Hansal Mehta (@mehtahansal) April 29, 2020
With a heavy heart I post this tweet . A phenomenal actor , such an inspiration his performances have been for me . He battled for his life but sadly leaves us today . RIP Irrfan Khan . OM Shanti
— Anushka Sharma (@AnushkaSharma) April 29, 2020
You will always be remembered Sir... . . I’m certain that your curiosity for life and beyond and your relentless seeking for the unknown shall continue unabated, and will pave many a paths, yet again for generations up there, somewhere!!! . . Thank you for the wonderful memories!!! . . See you on the other side! . . #irrfankhan #gonetoosoon
"I feared that he would be gone much before his time but didn't expect that it will be so devastating and ravaging to me personally. It feels as if I am torn into two parts. A part of me has died with him," said Vishal Bharadwaj.
Bahut guni abhineta Irrfan Khan ji ke nidhan ki khabar sunkar mujhe bahut dukh hua. Main unko vinamra shraddhanjali arpan karti hun.
— Lata Mangeshkar (@mangeshkarlata) April 29, 2020
Too soon to leave @irrfank Ji. Your work always left me in awe. You’re one of the finest actors I know, I wish you stayed longer. You deserved more time. Strength to the family at this time.
— Kamal Haasan (@ikamalhaasan) April 29, 2020
"This day has come as a dark unsettling grim emotion. Irrfan Khan is a great self made artist, he rose from doing small character roles in TV soaps to working in academy award winning films as a lead artist, My heart is deeply disturbed at this loss "- #KanganaRanaut#IrrfanKhan pic.twitter.com/UlIO2ca2WC
— Team Kangana Ranaut (@KanganaTeam) April 29, 2020
#Throwback to our Television days
It was always a challenge to capture your brilliance.
You left us too soon.
But then you were always gypsy at heart and never liked to stay in one place too long.
You lived a hundred in your 53 years . pic.twitter.com/rGipwSOZAD
— anurag basu (@basuanurag) April 29, 2020
— KayKay Menon aka Himmat Singh (@kaykaymenon02) April 29, 2020
— Sanjay Dutt (@duttsanjay) April 29, 2020
Very sad to hear about Irrfan Khan .
May his work always be remembered and his soul rest in peace #IrrfanKhan
— Sunny Deol (@iamsunnydeol) April 29, 2020
Very sad to hear of Irrfan's passing. An immense talent! An actor for whom I had great admiration. My condolences to the family. Rest in Glory!
— Abhishek Bachchan (@juniorbachchan) April 29, 2020
Very sad to hear the demise of Irrfan Khan. He was a very talented, down to earth&humorous personality. He has been an inspiration to many actors, not only in India but abroad too. We will miss you Irrfan bhai. Your performance will be missed globally: Madhur Bhandarkar,Filmmaker pic.twitter.com/QdJWf8UBIW
— ANI (@ANI) April 29, 2020
Remembering Irfan . This was the first scene from his first film in which he played the lead role: https://t.co/5bnYi3o62j
— Mahesh Bhatt (@MaheshNBhatt) April 29, 2020
Thank You for the Art!
There is so much love that you have left behind for everyone to remember you by.
— Vasan Bala (@Vasan_Bala) April 29, 2020
Our Irrfan has gone ! Actor , ( for me a co-writer ) , humanist , secular and spiritual . A man in search of beauty , meaning and a connection with the universe . He was brutally honest , yet very kind . And that smile , how I’ll miss that smile !
— Sudhir Mishra (@IAmSudhirMishra) April 29, 2020
I refuse to accept that he’s gone! You live on through your work, your legacy! You were a kind and evolved soul!
Hope you’re in a better place sir ... condolences to Sutapa ma’am. Really heartbroken !
— TheRichaChadha (@RichaChadha) April 29, 2020
— Johny Lever (@iamjohnylever) April 29, 2020
RIP #IrrfanKhan. You leave behind a brilliant legacy that will live on. Strength and prayers to the family.
— Sonali Bendre Behl (@iamsonalibendre) April 29, 2020
— Maddockfilms (@MaddockFilms) April 29, 2020
Finding it hard to express my feelings. I was so fortunate to have shared screen space with him and it was such a privilege to see his talent from such close quarters and to learn from him. It is a huge loss for our industry and he will be missed. My deepest condolences to the family. May he rest in peace
From the deserved limelight to the eternal one, thus ends his time on earth. An actor who has always mesmerised & inspired us in more ways & media than we can count, he will be remembered just as fondly as he was before: Maqbool, Haasil, Haider, Piku, The Namesake, Paan Singh Tomar, Lunchbox: . , , . , , the irreplaceable Irrfan . #Bekaraan from #7KhoonMaaf starring #IrrfanKhan , amongst many others, worded by #Gulzar sahab and directed, composed & sung by the auteur @vishalrbhardwaj sir, with whom I'd like to believe you shared not just a brilliant working relationship but also a special friendship, a precious . Cheers to the magic that you've created together . (PS: Part of the video & audio was recorded outdoor last October, and the additonal audio & images added today at home. The copyright of the images belong to their respective holders) #VishalBhardwaj #PriyankaChopra #JohnAbraham
RIP Irrfan, you will forever be remembered!