Argentine Football legend Diego Maradona passed away at the age of 60 after suffering a cardiac arrest, on Wednesday night. Earlier this month Maradona left hospital having undergone surgery to remove a blood clot on his brain, with his lawyer Matias Morla saying it was a "miracle" that the clot "which could have taken his life, was detected."
With this sad loss, several Bollywood celebrities have paid tribute to the legend with heartfelt notes.
Shah Rukh Khan shared a picture of Maradona lifting the World Cup and wrote, “Diego Maradona....you made football even more beautiful. You will be sorely missed and may you entertain and enthral heaven as you did this world. RIP.”
Diego Maradona....you made football even more beautiful. You will be sorely missed and may you entertain and enthral heaven as you did this world. RIP.... pic.twitter.com/PlR2Laxfj2
— Shah Rukh Khan (@iamsrk) November 25, 2020
Abhishek Bachchan called him the ‘Greatest Of All Time’ and wrote, “#RIPMaradona legend! #GOAT.”
— Abhishek Bachchan (@juniorbachchan) November 25, 2020
Ranveer Singh shared a picture of the star player on Instagram.
Esha Deol said Maradona inspired her to play football. “#RIPMaradona a true legend & you were my inspiration to play football!,” she wrote.
— Esha Deol (@Esha_Deol) November 25, 2020
Richa Chadha wrote, “RIP Diego Maradona. Legend.”
RIP Diego Maradona.
— TheRichaChadha (@RichaChadha) November 25, 2020
Riteish Deshmukh shared a picture of Maradona covered in mud on the football field and wrote, “This image says it all. GOAT #Maradona Rest In Glory.”
— Riteish Deshmukh (@Riteishd) November 25, 2020
Kareena Kapoor and Priyanka Chopra also paid tributes on Instagram Stories. Priyanka called him a true legend while Kareena said ‘rest in power’.
Urmila Matondkar expressed grief on Maradona's death. She posted a picture of him on her Twitter handle.
— Urmila Matondkar (@UrmilaMatondkar) November 25, 2020