Actor Irrfan Khan who made his screen debut with a small role in the 1988 film ‘Salaam Bombay’, rose to fame after his impactful performances in movies like ‘Life in a… Metro’, ‘Paan Singh Tomar’, ‘The Lunchbox’, among others.
He also beautifully essayed some characters in Hollywood films like ‘The Amazing Spider-Man’, ‘Life of Pi’. ‘Jurassic World’ and ‘Inferno’. However, he had his fair share of struggle before he became a household name.
In 2018, he took a sabbatical from work after he was diagnosed with a Neuroendocrine Tumour. He then returned and went back to shoot ‘Angrezi Medium’, although he wasn’t able to promote the film due to health issues.
But sadly, the star who is hailed as one of the finest actors of all time, passed away this morning, reports BBC. The news of his sad demise has sent shockwaves to the film industry and his fans alike.
Several B-town celebs and well-known personalities took to social media and shared their heartfelt condolences on his untimely death.
Irrfan Khan’s demise is a loss to the world of cinema and theatre. He will be remembered for his versatile performances across different mediums. My thoughts are with his family, friends and admirers. May his soul rest in peace.
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) April 29, 2020
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
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
Heartfelt condolences on the untimely demise of a self made, brilliant, versatile actor par excellence our own #IrrfanKhan. He was certainly one of the best in our film industry. A thorough gentleman & fine human being @irrfank. A man of few words, but a volcano of talent.
— Shatrughan Sinha (@ShatruganSinha) April 29, 2020
— Raveena Tandon (@TandonRaveena) April 29, 2020
Heartbroken to hear about Irrfan’s untimely demise. It’s an irreparable loss for Indian cinema. Deepest condolences to his wife & sons. RIP Irrfan.
— Ajay Devgn (@ajaydevgn) April 29, 2020
I’m numb today… I haven’t been able to accept the loss of a brilliant co-actor & a fabulous person that @irrfank was! We’ve lost a gem today… but his legacy will live on through the phenomenal body of work that he has left behind. Rest in peace, Irrfan!🙏🏻🙏🏻#IrrfanKhan pic.twitter.com/7jrRDRYdcC
— SHILPA SHETTY KUNDRA (@TheShilpaShetty) April 29, 2020
Saddened to hear of the passing of Irrfan Khan. My heart goes out to the family, may you find strength in this time. Rest in peace🙏🏻
— Kajol (@itsKajolD) April 29, 2020
An actor who inspired our generation world over with revolutionary performances. Heartbreaking loss. We pray for strength for your family. Rest in peace #IrrfanKhan Sir🙏🏼 ❤️
— Kiara Advani (@advani_kiara) April 29, 2020
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 🙏🏻
— Akshay Kumar (@akshaykumar) April 29, 2020
— Riteish Deshmukh (@Riteishd) April 29, 2020
— Randeep Hooda (@RandeepHooda) April 29, 2020
Deeply saddened by the news of #IrrfanKhan's untimely demise. A brilliant actor gone too soon. He will be truly missed… My heartfelt condolences to his family and loved ones. RIP 🙏🏻
— Mahesh Babu (@urstrulyMahesh) April 29, 2020
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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 for ever. You ARE the best we have #IrrfanKhan
— taapsee pannu (@taapsee) April 29, 2020
He etched every character in our memories with sheer talent. From the passion of Pan Singh Tomar to a floundering father in Angrezi Medium #IrrfanKhan was an actor to behold. How do you mourn his passing away for he breathes in the characters he left behind .. Om Shanti 🙏
— Smriti Z Irani (@smritiirani) April 29, 2020
— Rashami Desai (@TheRashamiDesai) April 29, 2020
Never met #IrrfanKhan yet this loss seems to be so deep and personal. The way he connected with the audience, expressed himself brilliantly and performed in most powerful manner. His words: ‘As if I was tasting life for the first time, the magical side of it’. You left too soon! pic.twitter.com/jThJGLZfv4
— Aditya Raj Kaul (@AdityaRajKaul) April 29, 2020
— स्पंदन (@Spandan911) April 29, 2020
His fans also mourned his demise and shared the beautiful moments and performances that Irrfan will be remembered by.
— Shivani Wadettiwar (@SVW790) April 29, 2020
He etched every character in our memories with sheer talent. From the passion of Pan Singh Tomar to a floundering father in Angrezi Medium #IrrfanKhan was an actor to behold. How do you mourn his passing away for he breathes in the characters he left behind .. Om Shanti 🙏 pic.twitter.com/1QVmfBhPq5
— Mayank Gupta (@MayankSalam) April 29, 2020
I am still shocked to hear that Actor Irrfan Khan is No more…😔
we lost one of the Finest Actor in film Industry… He had so much in him but life is unpredictable.
He will be in our memories forever.#RIPIrfan pic.twitter.com/qZBAdnQcew
— Rohit Shinde (@Rohitteddy) April 29, 2020
— Vaibhav Todwal (@vaibhav_todwal) April 29, 2020
Didn't thought that my first tweet of today will be using this tag
Hollywood , bollywood industry as well as the whole mankind has lost a gem .
— ☆: : Savy : :☆(SidHeart)💛 (@Exoteric_savy) April 29, 2020
Irfan was a versatile actor no one can replace him ever!
One of those rare actors who would always steal the show regardless of what character he played. #RIPIrfan#IrrfanKhan #AngreziMedium pic.twitter.com/9owixarpRP
— Tausif Mirza (@TausifMirza19) April 29, 2020
R.I.P. to the most versatile actor of Bollywood.
You was a story of luck, hardwork and immense talent.
— Venus Patel (@VinasSmile) April 29, 2020
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How I wish this was not true, RIP to the most talented Actor Indian Cinema had. Will miss you #IrrfanKhan Repost From:- @indian.photography Bollywood actor Irrfan Khan died early on April 29. He was 54. He was admitted to Mumbai's Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital on April 28 to seek treatment for a colon infection. The news of his death was broken by his industry colleague and filmmaker Shoojit Sircar, who took to Twitter and wrote: 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 #rip #bollywood #indianphotography #_m_o_i
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Gone too soon! @irrfan 🙏 *OFFICIAL STATEMENT* on @irrfan ’s passing away “i trust, i have surrendered”; These were the some of the many words that Irrfan expressed in a heart felt note he wrote in 2018 opening up about his fight with cancer. And a man of few words and an actor of silent expressions with his deep eyes and his memorable actions on screen. It’s saddening that this day, we have to bring forward the news of him passing away. Irrfan was a strong soul, someone who fought till the very end and always inspired everyone who came close to him. After having been struck by lightning in 2018 with the news of a rare cancer, he took life soon after as it came and he fought the many battles that came with it. Surrounded by his love, his family for whom he most cared about, he left for heaven abode, leaving behind truly a legacy of his own. We all pray and hope that he is at peace. And to resonate and part with his words he had said, “As if I was tasting life for the first time, the magical side of it”. #irrfankhan #irrfan #rip #restinpeace #condolences #gonetoosoon #bollywood #legend #movietalkies
His sudden departure reflects that life is very unpredictable. We pray and hope that he is at peace. You will be missed, sir!