Indian entertainment industry is devastated by the news of the untimely death of Bollywood actor Irrfan Khan on Wednesday. The actor was admitted to Mumbai’s Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital on Tuesday following a colon infection.
From Shah Rukh Khan to Kamal Haasan, tributes poured in from celebrities across the country.
Bollywood veteran actor Amitabh Bachchan wrote, “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 ..”
Actor Shah Rukh Khan posted an emotional message on Twitter which said, “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.”
Salman Khan wrote that Irrfan Khan’s death is a “Big loss to the film industry, his fans, all of us n specially his family.”
“Rest in peace brother u shall always be missed n be in all our hearts..” he added.
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.”
In his tribute message, actor Aamir Khan wrote, “Thank you Irrfan for all the joy you have brought to our lives through your work. You will be fondly remembered.”
“Too soon to leave @irrfank Ji. Your work always left me in awe. You’re one of the finest actors I know, I wish you stayed longer. You deserved more time. Strength to the family at this time,” Kollywood star Kamal Haasan wrote in his Twitter message.
Malayalam super star Mammootty recalled Irrfan as a “A great and natural actor who was loved by audiences across the world. I had the pleasure of sharing a stage with him for an event and I remember the conversations and warmth we shared.”
Bollywood star Ajay Devgn wrote, he was heartbroken to hear about Irrfan’s untimely death.
Singer Lata Mangeshkar said that she was saddened to hear about the death of Irrfan Khan.
Music composer AR Rahman wrote “ Irrfan Khan as one of the greatest ambassadors of Indian cinema has left us.”