Gone too soon: Bollywood pays tribute to Irrfan Khan

Indian actor passed away at 53 on Wednesday

Entertainment Desk April 29, 2020

Bollywood A-lister Irrfan Khan has passed away at 53, reported Hindustan Times. The actor was recently admitted in the ICU after colon infection.

Soon after the news of his death broke, many Bollywood celebs took to social media to share their condolences and paid him tribute.

Here's what they had to say:

Shah Rukh Khan

"My friend, inspiration and the greatest actor of our times. Allah blesses your soul Irrfan Bhai. Will miss you as much as cherish the fact that you were part of our lives."

Akshay Kumar

"Such terrible news. Saddened to hear about the demise of Irrfan Khan, one of the finest actors of our time. May God give strength to his family in this difficult time."

Smriti Z Irani

"He etched every character in our memories with sheer talent. From the passion of Pan Singh Tomar to a floundering father in Angrezi Medium Irrfan Khan was an actor to behold. How do you mourn his passing away for he breathes in the characters he left behind .. Om Shanti."

Kiara Advani

"An actor who inspired our generation world over with revolutionary performances. Heartbreaking loss. We pray for strength for your family. Rest in peace Irrfan Khan sir."

Anushka Sharma

"With a heavy heart, I post this tweet. A phenomenal actor, such an inspiration his performances have been for me. He battled for his life but sadly leaves us today. RIP Irrfan Khan. Om Shanti."

Bhumi Pednekar

"So heartbroken on the demise of Irrfan Khan 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 and an inspirational force. RIP."

Taapsee Pannu

"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."

Amitabh Bachchan

"Just getting news of the passing of Irfaan Khan. This is 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."

Raveena Tandon

"A fantastic costar, an actor par excellence, and a beautiful human being, you are irreplaceable Irrfan Khan. We lost you too soon! Unbelievable. Om Shanti."

Rakesh Roshan

"Very saddened to hear about Irrfan Khan an extraordinary talent who contributed to the world cinema will be missed. All strength to the family RIP."

Priyanka Chopra

"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. Irrfan Khan, you will truly be missed. Condolences to the family."

Parineeti Chopra

"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."

Anupam Kher

"Nothing can be more heartbreaking and tragic than the news of passing away of a dear friend, one of the finest actors and a wonderful human being Irrfan Khan. Saddest day!! May his soul rest in peace."

Kamal Hassan

"Too soon to leave Irrfan Khan 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."

Randeep Hooda

"Gone too soon is the inspiration and the entertainment Irrfan Khan a great loss to the cinema and the craft .. may you rest in peace brother."

John Abraham

"You will be missed ... RIP."

Sonam Kapoor

"Rest in peace Irrfan Khan. 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."

Ajay Devgn

"Heartbroken to hear about Irrfan’s untimely demise. It’s an irreparable loss for Indian cinema. Deepest condolences to his wife & sons. RIP Irrfan."

Shabana Azmi

"Deeply saddened to learn that Irrfan Khan passed away this morning. Gone too soon .. such a powerful actor and how valiantly he fought back cancer. It's a big loss not only to his family but to the entire film industry. RIP."

This is a developing story and will be updated accordingly. 

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