Bollywood actor Irrfan Khan dies at the age of 53 in Mumbai’s Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani hospital. He was diagnosed with a neuroendocrine tumor in the year 2018 was admitted with a colon infection on Tuesday after his health deteriorated. He was accompanied by his wife Sutapa Sikdar and his sons Babil and Ayan Khan. Earlier on Wednesday morning, India TV Entertainment reporter Joyeeta Mitra Suvarna informed that the doctors had kept Irrfan on the ventilator and had asked the family to hang on. As soon as the shocking news came, many Bollywood celebrities like Taapsee Pannu, Shoojit Sircar, politicians like Arvind Kejriwal and his fans took to Twitter to pour in condolences.
Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan wrote, “T 3516 – .. just getting news of Irrfan Khan dies .. this is most disturbing and sad news.. Folded hands 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 Folded hands.”
Bollywood filmmaker Shoojit Sircar with whom Irrfan had worked in Piku 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.”
Taapsee Pannu tweeted, “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 #IrrfanKhan.”
Ali Asgar tweeted, “Inna lillahi wa Inna Alayhi Ra Joon. Rest in Peace Irfan Khan Sir Palms up together finest artist, a talent with few parallels, Great human …His mom passed away on Saturday. Tragic beyond words..saddened shattered.#IrrfanKhan”
Delhi Chief Minister tweeted, “Shocked to hear of the demise of Irrfan Khan, one of the most exceptional actors of our time. May his work always be remembered and his soul rest in peace.”
IndiaTV Chairman and Editor-in-Chief tweeted, “इरफ़ान खान ना केवल एक बेहतरीन इंसान थे, बल्कि बहुत बहादुर थे. वो बीमारी से लड़े , बहुत लड़े. तकलीफ़ उठा कर इंग्लिश मीडियम में अभिनय किया. याद बहुत आएँगे इरफ़ान. #IrrfanKhan”
Randeep Hooda mourned Irrfan Khan dies and said, “Gone too soon are the inspiration and the entertainment #IrrfanKhan a great loss to the cinema and the craft .. may you rest in peace brother.”
Madhur Bhandarkar wrote, “I’ve worked with #IrrfanKhan in 2004 film AAN and have always known him to be a Brilliant & Versatile Actor, a wonderful human being and a great friend. His untimely demise is a great loss to the Films Industry. My deepest condolences to his family & friends. RIP my friend.”
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 #RIP #IrrfanKhan.”
Priyanka Chopra tweeted, “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.”