Early today one of the greatest actors in the Indian film industry, Irrfan Khan breathed his last at Mumbai’s Kokilaben Hospital, owing to colon infection. The news was shared by Irrfan’s good friend and Piku director Shoojith Sircar on his Twitter handle.

Shoojith Sircar’s tweet read, “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.”

RIP Irrfan Khan: From Mohanlal To Mahesh Babu, South Celebs Mourn The Demise Of Angrezi Medium Actor
RIP Irrfan Khan: From Mohanlal To Mahesh Babu, South Celebs Mourn The Demise Of Angrezi Medium Actor

The very news of Irrfan Khan’s demise spread across social media sites like wildfire. Following which Bollywood biggies like Amitabh Bachchan, Ajay Devgn, Akshay Kumar, and many others to offer their condolences.

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South celebs R.Madhavan, Venkatesh Daggubati, Shruti Haasan, Kajal Aggarwal and others took to their social media handles to pay tribute to Irrfan Khan.

Venkatesh Daggubati: Such a tragic loss to the world of cinema. I did not have the privilege of working with him, but having seen his performances, I can only say that he was an actor par excellence. Rest in peace sir. We shall cherish your memories through your vast body of work. #RIPIrrfanKhan

R.Madhavan: “Actor Irrfan Khan Dies In Mumbai At 53. This is such a tragedy and heart. RIP Irfan sir. The industry has lost an exceptional artist and human. You will be so so missed . Spread the happiness in Heaven.”

Shruti Haasan: “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”

Kajal Aggarwal: :#RIPIrrfanKhan you will be terribly missed.
We will always cherish your wonderful cinematic creations! Strength to the
family. News couldn’t get any worse. #GoneTooSoon:

Rakul Preet Singh: “So sad that we have lost an actor par excellence and beyond that a lovely person @irrfank .you will always remain in our hearts sir. Strength to the family. RIP”

Mohanlal: “Extremely saddened to hear the loss of Irrfan Khan. May his soul rest in peace #RIPIrrfanKhan”

Sai Dharam Tej: “Gone too soon…one of the greatest actors Indian screen has ever witnessed…may your soul rest in peace #RIPIrrfanKhan”

Mahesh Babu: “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”

Irrfan Khan’s spokesperson had a statement that read, “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”.”

For those unversed, In his career spanning over three decades, apart from Television, Bollywood and Hollywood, Irrfan Khan has also acted in Mahesh Babu starrer Telugu film Sainikudu, which released in 2006.

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