The Veteran actor, philanthropist, and a great human being, Farooq Sheikh, succumbed to a heart attack in Dubai yesterday.
Farooq was one of the finest actors Indian Cinema and Television had ever witnessed. He was popularly known for his roles in Shatranj Ke Khiladi, Bazaar, Chashme Baddoor, Lahore, and many more critically acclaimed movies.
The 65 year old was reported to be in Dubai for a concert, where he suffered from a cardiac attack. A close family member revealed that the actor is no more. The last rites would be conducted in Mumbai.
Sheikh was last seen in Club 60, and earlier this year was also spotted in Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani. Highly aggrieved by the sad demise of the star, the whole tinsel town has resorted to social networking sites to express their grief.
Amitabh Bachchan: Farooq Sheikh! Cannot believe he has gone. There was an absence of any kind of pretence in his demeanour, or towards his work !!
Madhur Bhandarkar: Deeply saddened to hear about Farooq Sheikh. Will miss his warmth, acting skills & gentlemanly demeanour.RIP sir.
Payal Rohatgi: Heard Farooq Sheikh ji passed away. Life is so unpredictable. Lets have love and forget the hatred. RIP Farooqji . May God bless your soul.
Neha Dhupia: Woken up to the tragic news of yet another icon passing away .. R I P Farooq Sheikh Sir .
Arshad Warsi: Really sad to hear about Farooq Sheikh, admired him as a person and as an actor… RIP Farooq Sahab.
Kunal Kohli: Completely Shocked to hear about Farooq Sheikh passing away. RIP. Can’t believe this news. Really sad.
Manoj Bajpai: Never felt so sad recently as I am feeling today after I heard the news of sudden demise of farooque sheikh saab!man with no pretence!RIPsir
Daler Mehndi: Farooq Shaikhji passes away, sad news to know. A true gentleman & a great actor to know.
Mini Mathur: Hope Farooq Shaikh is listening to the wonderful odes & goodbyes. We should appreciate people we admire while they are still around. RIP.
Divya Dutta: woke up to hearing this terrible news abt farooque saab.t gentlest soul n magic on screen..my last mtng with him at shabanaji s house.
Kailash Kher : Shocked to hear about a great human, wonderful actor Farukh Shaikh s sudden Demise, RIP Farukh Saab.. God Bless the departed Soul. Prayers.
Boman Irani: Farooq Sheikh passes away! Shocked, numbed and saddened. Was supposed to be shooting with him today. A gentleman actor is no more!
Mahesh Bhatt: Alvida Farooq bhai the warmth of your smile lingers in our memory!
Shaan: Flew back from Delhi last week with Sir Farouq Shiekh…woke up to the news of His demise… Such a Good Man!! A Class apart!!
Our condolences to the Sheikh family and may Farooq ji’s soul rest in peace!