Amitabh Bachchan, Ajay Devgn, Priyanka Chopra share heartfelt tributes on Irrfan Khan's death

WION Web Team
New Delhi, Delhi, India Published: Apr 29, 2020, 12:30 PM(IST)

File photo of Irrfan Khan. Photograph:( WION )

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 He was reportedly admitted in the ICU due to a colon infection on Tuesday. 

Bollywood actor Irrfan Khan died aged 53 today. Best known for his roles in films like ‘Hindi Medium’, ‘Maqbool’, ‘Paan Singh Tomar’ among many others, the actor was admitted into ICU in Mumbai hospital after he was diagnosed with colon infection. 

Irrfan’s health had been weak ever since he was diagnosed with neuroendocrine tumour in 2018. He got treatment for his cancer in London and had returned to Mumbai in India recently. 

As news of his death came out, Bollywood celebs and his co-stars of previous films took to social media to pay a tribute to the actor. 

Amitabh Bachchan wrote, “T 3516 - .. 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.”

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He also shared a picture of Irrfan in an Instagram story:

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Shah Rukh Khan shared a throwback picture of himself with the lat actor and 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. “पैमाना कहे है कोई, मैखाना कहे है  दुनिया तेरी आँखों को भी, क्या क्या ना कहे है” Love u"

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Priyanka Chopra who also worked with Irrfan shared a photo from their film together and wrote, “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.”

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One of the first from the film fraternity to share the news of his death, filmmaker Shoojit Sircar 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."

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Sonam Kapoor wrote, “Rest in peace @irrfank you have no idea what your kindness meant to me at a time I was at my least confident . My condolences to your family and loved ones.”

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Ajay Devgn wrote, “Heartbroken to hear about Irrfan’s untimely demise. It’s an irreparable loss for Indian cinema. Deepest condolences to his wife & sons. RIP Irrfan.”

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Shabana Azmi wrote, "Deeply saddened to learn that #Irffan Khan passed away this morning. Gone too soon .. such a powerful actor and how valiantly he fought back the cancer. Its a big loss not only to his family but to the entire film industry. RIP"

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Sanjay Suri wrote, "Very very sad to hear about Irrfan Khan. Gone too soon !"

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R Madhavan wrote, "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."

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Anupam Kher shared a video as he visibly looked teary eyed and captioned it, "Nothing can be more heartbreaking and tragic than the news of passing away of a dear friend, one of the finest actors and a wonderful human being #IrrfanKhan. Saddest day!! May his soul rest in peace. #OmShanti"

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Raveena Tandon shared a throwback picture with him and wrote, "A fantastic costar, an actor par excellence ,and a beautiful human being , you are irreplaceable #irrfankhan. ⁦@irrfank⁩   We lost you too soon! Unbelievable. Om Shanti"

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Akshay Kumar wrote, "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."

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Deepshikha Deshmukh who produced Irrfan Khan's 'Madaari' said, 'The industry has lost not just one of its finest actors but an incredible human being.  Irrfan Sir was truly an intellectual and his love for cinema and storytelling was infectious. His sense of humour was unique and it was magical to watch him in front of the cameras. Rest in peace Irrfan Sir. We will miss you terribly."

Others including Kajol, Yami Gautam, Dljit Dosanjh, Anubhav Sinha, Shruti Haasan, Riteish Deshmukh, Amit Sadh, Mahesh Babu also paid a tribute to the star on their social media profiles. 

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