Indian Film Industry Mourns The Loss Of Actor Extraordinaire
Mumbai: Actor Irrfan Khan breathed his last on Wednesday fighting cancer for four years. The 53-years-old actor was admitted to the Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani hospital on Tuesday. He is survived by wife Sutapa Sikder, and sons Babil and Ayan.
Here is what the industry had to say about the star who had worked in Hollywood as well:
Superstar Amitabh Bachchan called the news “disturbing and sad”, added Irrfan was “a prolific contributor to the World of Cinema” who “left us too soon”.
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 ?
— Amitabh Bachchan (@SrBachchan) April 29, 2020
Director Shoojit Sircar who worked with him in Piku, had the following to say:
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.
— Shoojit Sircar (@ShoojitSircar) April 29, 2020
Filmmaker Apurva Asrani called Irrfan “one of India’s greatest talents”.
This is really sad news. One of India’s greatest talents has died at age 54. Gone too soon Irrfan Khan. ? pic.twitter.com/vGtnzfgm3K
— Apurva (@Apurvasrani) April 29, 2020
Actor Priyanka Chopra tweeted a photograph with Irrfan.
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. pic.twitter.com/vjhd5aoFhc
— PRIYANKA (@priyankachopra) April 29, 2020
Kay Kay Menon shared a quote by Irrfan about his wish to “entertain people but with some substance”.
You did brother! You did!! And so Splendidly!! RIP #IrrfanKhan Shocked & grieved for words!! Om Shanti!! ?? pic.twitter.com/nbsFtXpmbC
— KayKay Menon aka Himmat Singh (@kaykaymenon02) April 29, 2020
Life of Pi co-star and cinema legend Kamal Haasan also echoed the same feeling stating that his work always left him in “awe”.
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
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