The news about the untimely death of Bollywood actor Irrfan Khan on Wednesday came as a rude shock to millions of movie fans and people across the country. From Prime Minister Narendra Modi to Chief ministers of different states, leaders cutting across party lines mourned the death of the actor and shared their condolences.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his condolence post said that, “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.”
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi in his message termed Irrfan Khan as a versatile & talented actor, who was a popular Indian brand ambassador on the global film & tv stage.
A post from the official handle of President Ramnath Kovind said Irrfan Khan has 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.
Delhi Chief minister Arvind Kejriwal wrote that he was shocked to hear of the demise of Irrfan Khan, one of the most exceptional actors of our time.
“Even as all expected him to successfully beat disease,he has gone causing an irreplaceable loss to Cinema & Performing Arts,” former Indian President Pranab Mukherjee said in a Twitter post along with a picture where the actor was seen receiving the National Award for Best Actor (2013) for his movie Paan Singh Tomar, from Mukherjee.
Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan wrote, “It is with great sadness that we learnt of the death of actor Irrfan Khan. He was an actor par excellence and his untimely demise is a great loss to the Indian film community. We convey to his family and to every one who enjoys the works of the actor our deepest sympathy.”
Minister of Information and Broadcasting Prakash Javadekar wrote, “Irrfan Khan was a versatile actor. Sorry to hear about his demise. My heartfelt condolences to his family, friends and fans. Om Shanti.”