Bollywood actor Irrfan Khan who had been admitted to the ICU of a Mumbai hospital for a colon infection passed away on Wednesday. The 54 years-old actor was diagnosed with a neuroendocrine tumor in 2018. On Tuesday, he was admitted to the Kokilaben Hospital in the city and was under doctor’s observation. Irrfan is survived by his wife Sutapa and sons – Babil and Ayan. His death has left his fans and his fraternity friends in a state of shock.
Bollywood celebrities like Shoojit Sircar, Amitabh Bachchan, Karan Johar, Akshay Kumar, Sonam Kapoor, Shahid Kapoor, Ajay Devgn, Priyanka Chopra, Taapsee Pannu, Bhumi Pednekar, Shabana Azmi, Paresh Rawal and others have mourned the death of the ‘Angrezi Medium’ actor.
Amitabh wrote, “T 3516 – … Just getting news of the passing of Irfaan Khan. This is the 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 “
Filmmaker Shoojit Sircar tweeted, “My dear friend Irfaan. You fought and fought and fought. I will always be proud of you.. we shall meet again.. Condolences to Sutapa and Babil… You too fought, Sutapa you gave everything possible in this fight. Peace and Om Shanti. Irfaan Khan salute.”
Javed Akhtar, “Sad to learn that Irfan Khan has passed away His death is untimely in the real sense of the word He had achieved a unique status after a long struggle n great perseverance. As an actor he was a voice not some one’s echo. He still had so much within him We all will miss him .”
Karan Johar shared, ” Thank you for those indelible movie memories….thank you for raising the bar as an artist …thank you for enriching our Cinema….we will miss you terribly Irrfan but will always always be immensely grateful for your presence in our lives…..our cinema….we salute you “
Shabana tweeted, “Deeply saddened to learn that #Irffan Khan passed away this morning. Gone too soon .. such a powerful actor and how valiantly he fought back the cancer. It is a big loss not only to his family but to the entire film industry. RIP”
Akshay Kumar said, ” Such terrible news…saddened to hear about the demise of #IrrfanKhan, one of the finest actors of our time. May God give strength to his family in this difficult time “
Ajay Devgn shared, “Heartbroken to hear about Irrfan’s untimely demise. It’s an irreparable loss for Indian cinema. Deepest condolences to his wife & sons. RIP Irrfan.”
Priyanka Chopra mentioned, ” 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.”
Sonam Kapoor wrote, ” Rest in peace @irrfank you have no idea what your kindness meant to me at a time I was at my least confident. My condolences to your family and loved ones.”
Shahid Kapoor tweeted, ” 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.”
Abhishek Bachchan wrote, “Very sad to hear of Irfan’s passing. An immense talent! An actor for whom I had great admiration. My condolences to his family. Rest in Glory!”
Taapsee mentioned, “When we thought nothing could make us feel worse, this happened. I think I will refuse to believe you are no more by watching all your work time n again n again n again. I have known you that way n shall continue to know you that way forever. You ARE the best we have Irrfan Khan”
Mahesh Bhatt tweeted, “Maine dil se kaha, dhoond laana Khushi Nasamajh laya gum, to yeh gum hi Sahi…Remember singing this song holding his hand when I met him after he was diagnosed. He smiled. The warmth of your smile will forever linger my friend. Alvida dost”
Kamal Haasan shared, “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.”