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'He fought and fought until the last moment'

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Last updated on: April 29, 2020 14:57 IST
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Irrfan Khan, one of India's finest actors, has passed into the ages.

 

Parvathy: For that persistent ever-curious artistic spirit that created worlds from scratch, for always including your fellow actors in the joy of such creations, for owning those very human errors as well as the generosity of your being, for always believing 'it's just the beginning!'

Remembering you, Irrfan.

Jaaved Jaaferi: Deeply deeply saddened by the demise of Irrfan.. he was supremely talented, unique and a soul constantly searching..

May God's Mercy bless his soul with peace and give the family strength to bear the irreparable loss.

You will be missed by millions #RIP #Irrfan

Pawan Kalyan: Deeply saddened to hear the news of Sri #IrrfanKhan's demise.

I always loved and cherished every moment of his unparalleled screen presence.

One of the most accomplished actors and finest gentlemen. My heartfelt condolences to his family members. May his Soul rest in peace.

Salman Khan: 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..

Iulia Vantur: I never had the chance to meet him in person, but I know him through his work.

Respect and admiration always. Rest in peace #irrfankhan #rip #sad #respect #love.

 

Mithila Palkar: Happy times, happier memories!

Rest in peace, Sir. They don't make gems like you anymore.

Goldie Behl: An eagle knocks its beak against a rock until it plucks out. Then the eagle will wait for a new beak to grow back.

This story fascinated both of us when we first spoke. Just before the news broke of his cancer we were planning a movie together which made us spend a lot of time together.

I learnt so much from him by just talking about cinema and acting. His mind was so curious all the time ... then during the illnesses we were in contact while I was in New York with Sonali and he was in London ..

We spoke a lot about the ways to fight and I knew Irrfan like the eagle he so loved wanted to grow his beak back. He fought and fought until the last moment.

Even as he departs to a place of no return, I am sure he must be soaring high in the skies above just like an eagle would.

You will be missed, Irrfan. #RIP

Shekhar Kapur: An actor that every director wanted to work with.

A human being that gave his best in every role.

Indian film's most succesful export to Hollywood. A man loved by all.

Sad to see #IrrfanKhan leave us, after what we thought was suucesfull fight against cancer.

God bless you Irfan .

Tamannaah Bhatia: Just when we thought 2020 couldn't get any worse, it does.

Heartbroken and shocked to hear the grave news.

Gone too soon #IrrfanKhan. May his soul rest in peace.

Esha Deol: RIP #IrrfanKhan

May your soul rest in peace we loved watching you & your films!

A big fan of ur talent & acting! Condolences to the family.

 

Photograph: Kind courtesy Anurag Kashyap/Instagram

Anurag Kashyap: At Cannes 2013.. We came close to working together thrice and couldn't ..

Whether he was on the set or not, we almost always ended up discussing him and his craft..

One of the finest actors this country has ever seen. May he find his peace..

Kartik Aaryan: My first ever acting was in a workshop for my first film where all I had to do was try to recreate a scene of Irrfan sir from Maqbool. And I failed.

I keep trying that scene often. And I fail. First face that comes to mind when we think Actor. #IrrfanKhan Sir RIP

Vicky Kaushal: My favourite actor, a gem of a human being...

Irrfan Sir, you will be missed and loved forever. May your soul rest in peace. My prayers and deepest condolences to the family.

Sujoy Ghosh: Goodbye brother! you will live in my heart forever. #irrfankhanforever

Pooja Hegde: Every time I watched his films I just marvelled at how BRILLIANT he was...

SO good at his craft. SO True to the character. SO much depth in everything. HOW?!

Ty for being such an inspiration..u left us too soon, but u will live on forever through ur legacy #RIPIrrfanKhan #legend.

 

Photograph: Kind courtesy Ayushmnann Khurrana/Twitter

 

Vaani Kapoor: A loss which feels so personal.. pouring emotions on the silver screen and making us part of your world.

You will be truly truly missed. Rest in peace Irrfan sir

Vijay Verma: Haven't seen anyone this powerful on screen. Any screen. Anywhere. A Picture for Maqbool. He Goes to heaven in Ramzan. #Irrfan.

Shoojit Sircar: 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.

Amitabh Bachchan: ..just getting news of the passing of Irfaan Khan .. this is a most disturbing and sad news .. Folded hands

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

Taapsee Pannu: When we thought nothing could make us feel worse,this happened.

I think I will refuse to believe you are no more by watching all your work time n again n again n again.

I have known you that way n shall continue to know you that way for ever.

You ARE the best we have #IrrfanKhan

Bhumi Pednekar: So heartbroken on the demise of #IrrfanKhan sir.

We are shocked & just sad. My condolences to the family. You will live on forever in our hearts sir.

Thank you for entertaining us and giving us such powerful performances.

You were an institution & an inspirational force. RIP.

 

Photograph: Kind courtesy Raveena Tandon/Twitter

Raveena Tandon: A fantastic co-star, an actor par excellence and a beautiful human being, you are irreplaceable #irrfankhan.

We lost you too soon! Unbelievable. Om Shanti.

Parineeti Chopra: This hurts so much because he was the nicest, coolest guy!

Every interaction with him was so memorable. Love you Irrfan Sir. You were a real fighter!!

Love and strength to the family Blue heart #RIP #IrrfanKhan

Mini Mathur: Gone too soon. Heartbroken for his family and for millions of his fans. Such a rare, genius actor. This is a huge loss and only tells us that life is rarely fair.

Rest in peace dear #IrrfanKhan ... make the other side a better one!

Onir: Very sad to hear about #IrrfanKhan . A huge loss for the industry. just 54 ... he will remain forever cherished as one of the finest actors in the Indian Film Industry .

Anil Sharma: Oh god unbelievable.. #IrrfanKhan no more .. he passed away today .. BEST ACTOR N BBEST HUMAN ..may god bless his soul .. heartiest conference.. RIP

Anupam Kher: 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.

Harsh Varrdhan Kapoor: Losing an actor like Irrfan is something that will collectively haunt us for many many years to come, difficult to articulate how I feel right now, very rarely do I speak like this but this one's going to be very very tough to accept Rip #IrrfanKhan

Nimrat Kaur: Heartbroken. #IrrfanKhan

 

Photograph: Kind courtesy Asif Kapadia/Twitter

Asif Kapadia: Love you Irrfan bhai. ⁦

Sanjeeda Shaikh: Lost my favorite #IrrfanKhan ..

u will always be in our hearts RIP SIR ..

Rajeev Khandelwal: A salute to your talent. A salute to your fight.

You will continue to live in your work. #IrrfanKhan

Ali Abbas Zafar: Rest In peace #irrfankhan, gone to soon. Red heart.

Munmun Dutta: Had a nagging feeling last night when I heard about his sudden admission to a hospital. And then this news!!

Oh I haven't felt this loss for anyone the way I feel 4 #IrrfanKhan sir.

I was a huge huge fan. HUGE. Gone too soon. Big loss !

>What an incredible actor #Restinpeace.

 

Photograph: Kind courtesy Shilpa Shetty/Twitter

Shilpa Shetty: I'm numb today... I haven't been able to accept the loss of a brilliant co-actor & a fabulous person that @irrfank was!

We've lost a gem today... but his legacy will live on through the phenomenal body of work that he has left behind.

Rest in peace, Irrfan!

Kubbra Sait: Heartbroken and a sincere loss of words.

Harsha Bhogle: In grief on reading of the passing of #IrrfanKhan. So much energy, so much intensity taken away so soon.

My heartfelt condolences to Sutapa and the children. His work lives forever.

Johny Lever: Very sad to hear about @irrfank, Was going to meet him after the lockdown.

A great artist like him will surely be missed. My condolences and prayers for his family. May he rest in peace.

Armaan Malik: Can't believe what's happened. Still in shock.

Honestly for me Irfan sir you were the benchmark for acting in our country.. so heartbreaking to hear this piece of news. May your soul rest in peace .. #IrrfanKhan

Ali Asgar: Inna lillahi wa inna alayhi rajeoon.

Rest in Peace Irfan Khan Sir finest artist, a talent with few parallels, Great human ...His mom passed away on saturday.

Tragic beyond words..saddened shattered.#IrrfanKhan

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