– tweets Amitabh Bachchan referring to his”Piku” co-star as a “gracious colleague.”
Several international cine icons, the President and Prime Minister mourn the loss of Irrfan Khan, who breathed his last on Wednesday in Mumbai, India.
“Saddened by the untimely demise of noted actor Irrfan Khan. A rare talent and a brilliant actor, his diverse roles and remarkable performances will remain etched in our memories. A big loss to the world of cinema and millions of film lovers. Condolences to his family & admirers,” the President of India Shri Ramnath Kovind tweeted.
Prime Minister of India, Shri Narendra Modi also took to Twitter to express condolence over demise of the vasatile actor. “Irrfan Khan”s demise is a loss to the world of cinema and theatre. He will be remembered for his versatile performances across different mediums. My thoughts are with his family, friends and admirers. May his soul rest in peace,” the Prime Minister tweeted.
He tweeted: “Just getting news of the passing of Irfaan Khan … this is a most disturbing and sad news … 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.”
In his tweet, SRK wrote: “My friend…inspiration & the greatest actor of our times. Allah bless your soul Irrfan bhai…will miss you as much as cherish the fact that you were part of our lives. Paimana kahe hai koi, maikhana kahe hai duniya teri ankhon ko bhi, kya kya na kahe hain…Love u.”
Superstar Akshay Kumar shared: “Such terrible news…saddened to hear about the demise of #IrrfanKhan, one of the finest actors of our time. May God give strength to his family in this difficult time.”
Aamir Khan tweeted: “Very sad to hear about our dear colleague Irrfan. How tragic and sad. Such a wonderful talent. My heartfelt condolences to his family and friends. Thank you Irrfan for all the joy you have brought to our lives through your work. You will be fondly remembered.”
Salman Khan tweets: “Big loss to the film industry, his fans, all of us n specially his family. My heart goes out to his family. May God give them strength. Rest in peace brother u shall always be missed n be in all our hearts..”
Telugu superstar Mahesh Babu shared: “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 .”
Hrithik Roshan wrote: “I had not more than a couple of conversations with you Irfan but I have a tear in my eye as I type this .You were a rare human being. I will miss you. Thank you for showing me what being authentic truly means. RIP.”
Priyanka Chopra shared on Twitter: “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.”
Konkona Sen Sharma tweeted: “Irrfan shone so bright that we all reflected in his glory. Who will we look to for such integrity again? The world is a lesser place now. Thank you for having the courage to be yourself and unlocking worlds for us, Irrfan. We will remember you.”
Actor-filmmaker Farhan Akhtar tweeted: “#IrrfanKhan was truly a one of a kind actor and the magic he brought to the screen will be sorely missed. RIP. #gonetosoon.”
Filmmaker Karan Johar shared: “Thank you for those indelible movie memories….thank you for raising the bar as an artist …thank you for enriching our Cinema….we will miss you terribly Irrfan but will always always be immensely grateful for your presence in our lives…..our cinema….we salute you.”
Anil Kapoor expressed: “Indescribably saddened to hear that we”ve lost Irrfan Khan. I”ll always be thankful to him for taking care of Sonam when they worked together & for being her guiding light at the time. He was an inspiration for everyone, a remarkable actor, unmatched talent & a great human being.”
Madhuri Dixit Nene tweeted: “Saddened to hear the news about Irrfan Khan. One of the finest actors with a heart of gold. My deepest condolences to his family during this tough time.”
“Jurassic World” film”s director, Colin Trevorrow, shared a heartfelt message along with a happy image of Irrfan.
“Deeply sad to have lost #IrrfanKhan. A thoughtful man who found beauty in the world around him, even in pain. In our last correspondence, he asked me to remember “the wonderful aspects of our existence” in the darkest of days. Here he is, laughing,” he tweeted.
The British Film Institute also mourned his death through a post on its Twitter account.”We”re deeply saddened to hear that Bollywood legend Irrfan Khan has passed away,” read the post.