Irrfan Khan (53) breathed his last on Wednesday, after being admitted to Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital for a colon infection on Tuesday.
Shah Rukh Khan took to twitter and wrote: ‘My friend…inspiration & the greatest actor of our times. Allah bless your soul Irrfan bhai…will miss you as much as cherish the fact that you were part of our lives.”
Amitabh Bachchan shared on Twitter, “T 3516 – .. just getting news of the passing of Irfaan Khan .. this is a 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”
Shabana Azmi shared on Twitter, “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. Its a big loss not only to his family but to the entire film industry. RIP”
Actor Mohanlal shared on facebook: “Extremely saddened to hear the loss of Irrfan Khan. May his soul rest in peace”
“Too soon to leave Irrfan 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 Hassan posted on facebook.
“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!,” Abhishek Bachchan shared on Twitter.
“Irrfan sir, you were the nicest, coolest guy. Every interaction with you was so memorable. The world has lost the most talented actor, the nicest human being and a real fighter!! All my love and strength to the family #RIP #IrrfanKhan,” shared Parineeti Chopra.
Karan Johar shared on Twitter, “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”
“Goodbye sir …Thankyou for your beautiful art and magic Thankyou for being you – will miss you always. May your soul rest in peace and may you find peace and light,” shared Shruti Haasan on Instagram.
Mohd Zeeshan Ayyub shared on Twitter, “Really heart broken….Still can’t believe this sad news…may Allah give you the best place in heaven..you will be an inspiration, always. RIP #IrrfanKhan”
Actor Mahesh Bhatt shared an old photo with Irrfan and wrote: “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.”
Director Hansal Mehta shared on Twitter, “Devastated. Irrfan Khan I owe you one. The reason will always remain our little secret. Something we will share like today. See you again. Until then you will live on in this world through your exceptional art.”
American film director and screenwriter Colin T. Trevorrow took to twitter and wrote: Deeply sad to have lost #IrrfanKhan. A thoughtful man who found beauty in the world around him, even in pain. In our last correspondence, he asked me to remember “the wonderful aspects of our existence” in the darkest of days. Here he is, laughing.
“Gone too soon is the inspiration and the entertainment #IrrfanKhan a great loss to cinema and the craft .. may you rest in peace brother,” shared Randeep Hooda on Twitter.
Tamannaah Bhatia shared on Twitter, “Just when we thought 2020 couldn’t get any worse, it does. Heartbroken and shocked to hear the grave news. Gone too soon #IrrfanKhan. May his soul rest in peace.”
“Gutted. 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,” shared Richa Chadha on Twitter.
Director Anil Sharma shared, “Oh god unbelievable.. #IrrfanKhan no more .. he passed away today .. BEST ACTOR N BEST HUMAN ..may god bless his soul .. heartiest condolences.. RIP”
Bhumi Pednekar shared on Twitter, “So heartbroken on the demise of #IrrfanKhan sir. We are shocked & just sad. My condolences to the family .You will live on forever in our hearts sir. Thank you for entertaining us and giving us such powerful performances .You were an institution & an inspirational force . RIP”
Director Onir shared on twitter: Very sad to hear about #IrrfanKhan . A huge loss for the industry. just 54 … he will remain forever cherished as one of the finest actors in the Indian Film Industry .
Sonam Kapoor shared on Twitter, “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.”
“So heartbreaking to see an artist die ahead of his creative peak, with so much more to offer. Unsettling! You will forever be remembered and your craft will pass on to generations. Rest in peace, Irrfan Khan,” says director Neeraj Ghaywan.
Ajay Devgn wrote, “Heartbroken to hear about Irrfan’s untimely demise. It’s an irreparable loss for Indian cinema. Deepest condolences to his wife & sons. RIP Irrfan.”
“No words. Irrfan Khan RIP. My deepest, heartfelt condolences to Sutapa and family,” shared Renuka Shahane.
Director Krishna DK shared, “So sad to hear about #IrrfanKhan! He was one of the best we had!! Indian cinema will sorely miss him.”
“Deeply saddened to know about #IrrfanKhan demise..an actor beyond brilliant. My deepest condolences to his family, friends n all colleagues from the film industry as well.. U will always be deeply missed dearest Maqbool RIP #IrrfanKhan” shared Urmila Matondkar on Twitter.
Johny Lever shared on Twitter, “Very sad to hear about @irrfank Was going to meet him after the lockdown. A great artist like him will surely be missed. My condolences and prayers for his family. May he rest in peace. #IrrfanKhan”
Shekhar Kapur shared on Twitter, “An actor that every director wanted to work with. A human being that gave his best in every role. Indian film’s most succesful export to Hollywood. A man loved by all. Sad to see #IrrfanKhan leave us, after what we thought was suucesfull fight against cancer. God bess you Irfan.”
Raveena Tandon shared an old photo with Irrfan Khan and said “A fantastic costar, an actor par excellence ,and a beautiful human being , you are irreplaceable #irrfankhan. @irrfank We lost you too soon! Unbelievable. Om Shanti”
Nia Sharma shared on Instagram, “You were and shall always remain my most favourite actor! Bidding goodbye With an extremely heavy heart, Rest in Peace #Irfankhan”