Bollywood A-lister Irrfan Khan’s sudden and untimely death has left members of the showbiz fraternity dismayed not just in India but also across the border, where he was deeply admired for his unparalleled acting skills by millions.
The legendary actor breathed his last in Mumbai after a long battle with a rare form of cancer, for which he was diagnosed in 2018.
Soon after the news of his death broke, many Indian and Pakistani celebs took to social media to share their condolences and paid him tribute.
Here’s what they had to say about the iconic star who they feel has left the world too soon:
Veteran actor Amitabh Bacchan was deeply saddened to hear the news and called him a prolific contributor the world of cinema.
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 🙏
— Amitabh Bachchan (@SrBachchan) April 29, 2020
Salman Khan declares Irrfan Khan’s death a big loss for the industry.
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.. pic.twitter.com/KFQ1RoC1H8
— Salman Khan (@BeingSalmanKhan) April 29, 2020
Anushka Sharma remembered Khan as ‘a phenomenal actor’
With a heavy heart I post this tweet . A phenomenal actor , such an inspiration his performances have been for me . He battled for his life but sadly leaves us today . RIP Irrfan Khan . OM Shanti 🙏
— Anushka Sharma (@AnushkaSharma) April 29, 2020
Raveena Tandon tweeted that she was deeply moved at the loss of a beautiful human being who can never be replaced.
— Raveena Tandon (@TandonRaveena) April 29, 2020
Priyanka Chopra said that Khan’s charisma was pure magic.
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. pic.twitter.com/vjhd5aoFhc
— PRIYANKA (@priyankachopra) April 29, 2020
Veteran actor Anupam Kher held Khan as a dear friend, one of the finest actors and a wonderful human being.
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 🙏 pic.twitter.com/QSm05p7PfU
— Anupam Kher (@AnupamPKher) April 29, 2020
Sonam Kapoor recounted the times when Khan helped him overcome her lack of confidence.
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.
— Sonam K Ahuja (@sonamakapoor) April 29, 2020
Pakistani actress Saba Qamar, who made her Bollywood alongside Khan in 2017’s Hindi Medium, could just not grasp the death news of her mentor.
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Deeply disturbed to hear about the passing of Irrfan Khan. I still can’t absorb the news. It feels like yesterday coming back from the sets of Hindi Medium. You taught me a lot as an actor and a mentor. It is indeed a huge loss to the cinema world. Such a brilliant actor gone too soon. You left a huge irreplaceable void in Cinema Irfan. My heartfelt condolences to his family. May Allah give them strength to bear this loss. RIP Raj 💔 Yours Only, Meeta. 🌸
Lollywood veteran Shaan Shahid praised Khan’s work while also saying a prayer for the fallen actor’s family.
#RIP .. a sad news indeed , my prayers for his final journey .may his soul rest in peace ..may ALLAH grant him jannah..and give his family sabar..A fine actor Who’s work will be remembered by the generations to come .♥️🙏🏼 pic.twitter.com/siRwLqrQJv
— Shaan Shahid (@mshaanshahid) April 29, 2020
Sajal Aly, who made her Bollywood debut with Sridevi, shared a picture of Khan on her Instagram while praising his work in the caption.
Imran Abbas deemed Khan’s demise a loss for the entire artist community.
Rest in peace the legend Irfan Khan!! You will surely be missed forever..Since art has no boundaries ,we can feel the pain and are equally grieved by your sudden demise…May Allah bless the departed soul. Undoubtedly, we all belong to Allah all mighty and have to return to HIM. pic.twitter.com/WFlq9LnPt4
— Imran Abbas (@ImranAbbas) April 29, 2020
Various other Pakistani artists paid respects to the deceased soul such as Zara Noor Abbas, Ushna Shah, Armeen Khan, Bilal Qureshi, and Meesha Shafi.
RIP #Irfankhan Your loss will leave a vacuum in the field of acting which is difficult to fill.
— Ushna Shah (@ushnashah) April 29, 2020