It came as a shock, when news about Irrfan Khan's demise surfaced. The versatile actor was 53 and breathed his last at Mumbai's Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani hospital. Irrfan, who was diagnosed with a neuroendocrine tumour in 2018, lost his mother just four days ago. He returned to India in February last year and filmed Angrezi Medium during his short visit. A couple of months later, he again flew to London to continue the treatment and returned after his surgery in September 2019. The unfortunate demise of the Billu Barbar Actor has shocked the entertainment industry as Tollywood celebrities mourn his death on social media.
Superstar Mahesh Babu and South Diva Trisha, who worked together with Irrfan Khan in 2006 movie Sainikudu took to their respective social media handles to pay last respect to the finest actor of the film industry. Mahesh Babu wrote, "Deeply saddened by the news of #IrrfanKhan's untimely demise. A brilliant actor gone too soon. He will be truly missed... My heartfelt condolences to his family and loved ones. RIP."
Deeply saddened by the news of #IrrfanKhan's untimely demise. A brilliant actor gone too soon. He will be truly missed... My heartfelt condolences to his family and loved ones. RIP 🙏🏻— Mahesh Babu (@urstrulyMahesh) April 29, 2020
Woke up to more tragedy and shock today💔 Rip #IrrfanKhan— Trish (@trishtrashers) April 29, 2020
I feel happy to have shared screen space with you.Your body of work,talent and dignity never failed to amaze https://t.co/uJpHUyueBv and strength to your family.
Actor Prakash Raj thanked Irrfan Khan for his contribution to the collective global art.
Extremely painful.. Ahh ..too early Irfan.. 🙏🙏thank you for your contribution to the collective global art .. we will miss you . RIP pic.twitter.com/9NrNFRwlh4— Prakash Raj (@prakashraaj) April 29, 2020
Just when we thought 2020 couldn’t get any worse, it does. Heartbroken and shocked to hear the grave news.— Tamannaah Bhatia (@tamannaahspeaks) April 29, 2020
Gone too soon #IrrfanKhan.
May his soul rest in peace.
Irrfan khan 💔— Nani (@NameisNani) April 29, 2020
Such a tragic loss to the world of cinema. I did not have the privilege of working with him, but having seen his performances, I can only say that he was an actor par excellence. Rest in peace sir. We shall cherish your memories through your vast body of work. #RIPIrrfanKhan pic.twitter.com/gOkrDdkplP— Venkatesh Daggubati (@VenkyMama) April 29, 2020
So sad that we have lost an actor par excellence and beyond that a lovely person @irrfank .you will always remain in our hearts sir. Strength to the family. RIP 💔— Rakul Singh (@Rakulpreet) April 29, 2020
Shocked and saddened to know that Irrfankhan is No more.... very unfortunate to see this....No doubt we will be missing a.. Legend... #RIP— Harish Shankar .S (@harish2you) April 29, 2020
The demise of such a great actor is a huge loss to Indian cinema. Very sad to hear that #IrrfanKhan sir is no more.— MM*🙏🏻❤️ (@HeroManoj1) April 29, 2020
May his departed soul rest in eternal peace 🙏 may the god give much needed strength to his family and friends#ripirrfankhan pic.twitter.com/BXUMb7rP9J
One of the finest actors of our country, Irfan khan. Sad to hear about him. What memorable characters he did. Will miss him on the screen but will cherish his movies. RIP #IrrfanKhan— Vishnu Manchu (@iVishnuManchu) April 29, 2020
The world of cinema has lost a crowned jewel. One of the most exceptional actors and the film industry will definitely miss the legend. May your soul rest in peace, Irrfan Khan ji. pic.twitter.com/qaBYTfr3xN— Ram Charan (@AlwaysRamCharan) April 29, 2020
The appalling news was first shared by the director and his close friend Shoojit Sircar on social media. The actor was admitted to the hospital on Tuesday owing to colon infection, and was kept in the intensive care unit (ICU).
Irrfan Khan has appeared in more than 100 films including Bollywood and Hollywood films like Life Of Pi and The Amazing Spider-Man. His last venture, Angrezi Medium was released before the COVID-19 lockdown and marked his return in spite of his unwell condition.