Irrfan Khan passes away: Amitabh Bachchan, Shah Rukh Khan, Aamir Khan, Priyanka Chopra Jonas pay tribute on Twitter

Irrfan Khan passed away in Mumbai on Wednesday at the age of 54 after battling neuroendocrine tumour.

FP Staff April 29, 2020 12:44:19 IST
Irrfan Khan passes away: Amitabh Bachchan, Shah Rukh Khan, Aamir Khan, Priyanka Chopra Jonas pay tribute on Twitter

Acclaimed actor Irrfan Khan passed away in Mumbai on Wednesday at the age of 53. He had been diagnosed with a neuroendocrine tumour in 2018, and had spent months for his treatment in the UK.

Several celebrities took to social media to pay tributes to the actor. Filmmaker Shoojit Sircar, who collaborated with Irrfan in Piku, expressed his condolences to the family.

(Also read on Firstpost: Irrfan Khan dies at 53: A rare and magnetic talent that held filmmakers, writers and audiences in thrall)

Veteran actor Shabana Azmi, who shared the screen space with him in Jazbaa, said it is a big loss to the entire film industry. Amitabh Bachchan, Taapsee Pannu, Mini Mathur, Karan Johar, Anushka Sharma, Dulquer Salmaan, and Shekhar Kapur were among the few personalities from the film industry who paid tribute to Irrfan.

Producer Dinesh Vijan, who backed Angrezi Medium, released an official statement mourning the actor's demise. He said, "We are thankful for experiencing Irrfan’s resilience and spirit. We’re thankful for being allowed to witness his love and passion for everything around him. So yes, all I can say is thank you to him for letting us be a part of his journey. There is no one like Irrfan and I’m going to miss him very much. Rest in peace my friend. I know that he could spread his wings and soar only because he had his wife Sutupa as his rock. My heartfelt condolences to her and his sons. We are always there for them and I know that they know this."

Hollywood director Colin Trevorrow who worked with Khan in Jurassic World recalled the last correspondence he had with the actor.

Filmmaker Ava DuVernay wrote about watching the actor on screen and appreciating his work as a fan.

(Also read on Firstpost: Irrfan Khan passes away at 53: From Piku to Maqbool, remembering the actor's most iconic performances)

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💔 #irrfankhan

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Riz Ahmed (The Night Of, Rogue One) on Twitter shared that Khan was one of his heroes, calling him "one of the greatest actors of our time."

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Can’t wrap my head around this. You were this humongous talent, a living legend, an international movie star. And yet, you treated all of us on Karwaan and everyone you met, as equals. By some ease of your nature, you made us all feel like family. You were kind, witty, charming, curious, inspired, compassionate and always fun. I observed you the entire time like a student and a fan. Thanks to you, all through shoot I had a constant smile plastered on my face. I laughed endlessly, struggled to keep a straight face,and so often stared at you in absolute awe. In return you always had that grin. That amused grin at the world. Almost like it surprised you at all times. It’s how I’ll always remember you. 💔 #thehappiestofsouls

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Khan was recently admitted to a hospital in Mumbai for colon infection. He is survived by his wife, television writer and producer Sutapa Sikdar, and sons Babil and Ayan.

(Also read on Firstpost: Irrfan Khan passes away at 53: Remembering the actor's finest work with Tabu, from The Namesake to Talvar)

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