Renowned film critic Rashid Irani passes away; Karan Johar, Randeep Hooda and Madhur Bhandarkar pay tribute

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Renowned film critic Rashid Irani sadly passed away last week at his residence in Mumbai. He was 74 and had multiple health issues. The critic lived alone and likely breathed his last at his home in the South Mumbai neighbourhood of Dhobitalao, according to his close friend Rafeeq Ellias. 

"It is terrible news. Most likely, he passed away Friday morning while having his bath because he was (found) in the bathroom. Since Friday, he had not been seen at the press club or at his usual breakfast place. We all thought he had gone out of town, so we waited, hoping he would be back on Sunday night. But today we got worried. We called the cops and broke the door," Ellias told a news agency.

Many Bollywood celebrities including Karan Johar, Randeep Hooda, Madhur Bhandarkar and Sudhir Mishra have now paid their tributes to the late critic.

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The official social media account of the Mumbai Press Club also tweeted about Irani's demise.

(Source: PTI/Twitter) 

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