Angrezi Medium actor Irrfan Khan passed away in Mumbai. Indian cricketers including captain Virat Kohli paid rich tributes to the late Piku star
Bengaluru: India’s cricket stars including batting legend Sachin Tendulkar and captain Virat Kohli mourned the loss of Bollywood actor Irrfan Khan.
The Angrezi Medium star passed away due to a colon infection in a Mumbai hospital on Wednesday (April 29) at the age of 53. He is survived by his wife Sutapa Sarkar and two sons Babil and Ayan.
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“It’s saddening that this day, we have to bring forward the news of him (Irrfan) passing away,” the actor’s PR team said in a media statement.
“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’,” it added.
On Twitter, tributes poured in for the Piku actor. Irrfan had to give up his cricket career as he did not have Rs 600 despite being selected to play a BCCI tournament (Col. CK Nayudu Trophy).
“Saddened to hear about the passing of Irrfan Khan. What a phenomenal talent and dearly touched everyone's heart with his versatility. May god give peace to his soul,” Kohli wrote on his Twitter page.
Batting legend Sachin Tendulkar wrote, “Sad to hear the news of #IrrfanKhan passing away. He was one of my favorites & I’ve watched almost all his films, the last one being Angrezi Medium. Acting came so effortlessly to him, he was just terrific. May his soul Rest In Peace. Condolences to his loved ones (sic).”
Sad to hear the news of #IrrfanKhan passing away. He was one of my favorites & I’ve watched almost all his films, the last one being Angrezi Medium. Acting came so effortlessly to him, he was just terrific.— Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) April 29, 2020
May his soul Rest In Peace. 🙏🏼
Condolences to his loved ones. ☹️ pic.twitter.com/gaLHCTSbUh
Ppl used to tag me regularly instead of #irffankhan for his outstanding work in the Indian cinema.That is sort of my connection with him even without meeting him. Saddened by his death— Irfan Pathan (@IrfanPathan) April 29, 2020
Saddened to hear about the passing of Irrfan Khan. What a phenomenal talent and dearly touched everyone's heart with his versatility. May god give peace to his soul 🙏— Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) April 29, 2020
A great actor and a great talent. Heartfelt— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) April 29, 2020
Condolences to his family and well - wishers #IrfanKhan
Deeply saddened to hear about the news of a wonderful actor Irrfan Khan. May his sould rest in peace and my heartfelt condolences to his family. 🙏 #RIPIrrfanKhan— cheteshwar pujara (@cheteshwar1) April 29, 2020
RIP Irrfan Khan, so shocking to the news! You were an asset to the industry, redefined the art of acting! Such a warm and a beautiful soul. May god give your family the strength! God bless 🙏 @irrfank #IrrfanKhan #RIP #RIPIrrfanKhan pic.twitter.com/5lnFdzNt8L— Ishant Sharma (@ImIshant) April 29, 2020
Extremely saddened to hear about the demise of #IrfanKhan. He was truly an actor with immense talent & high caliber. He will be missed badly. My heartfelt condolences to the family. #ripirfankhan pic.twitter.com/kXe7FfNvuP— Suresh Raina🇮🇳 (@ImRaina) April 29, 2020
Saddened to hear the passing away of #IrrfanKhan. A wonderful actor. Gone too soon. My heartfelt condolences to his family and friends.— Anil Kumble (@anilkumble1074) April 29, 2020
There are actors who have the ability to move you with every performance, irrespective of role or medium! Irrfan Khan was one of those rare gems! Indispensable. He went too soon! RIP!— Gautam Gambhir (@GautamGambhir) April 29, 2020
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Last Updated Apr 29, 2020, 5:02 PM IST