From being an impeccable actor to a noble human being, Bollywood’s iconic actor Irrfan Khan left to heavenly abode on Wednesday, leaving a void in the hearts of his fans and admirers. Irrfan’s funeral took place at the Versova graveyard in the presence of close family members and friends.
Mumbai Police made necessarily arrangements outside Versova graveyard to make sure that social distancing during the lockdown be followed. Around 20 people including the Pan Singh Tomar director Tigmanshu Dhulia were present during the funeral ceremony.
Not only his Bollywood colleagues but political leaders too condoled the untimely demise of versatile actor Irrfan Khan. From President Ram Nath Kovind, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Home Minister Amit Shah to Congress President Rahul Gandhi, everyone took to the micro-blogging website Twitter to pay their last tributes.
Here is what they said:
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. My thoughts are with his family, friends and admirers. May his soul rest in peace.
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) April 29, 2020
विख्यात अभिनेता इरफान खान के असामयिक निधन से गहरा दुःख हुआ।
वे दुर्लभ प्रतिभा-सम्पन्न कलाकार थे। उनकी विविध भूमिकाओं की छाप सदैव हमारे दिलों में अंकित रहेगी ।
उनका निधन, सिने-जगत व अनगिनत प्रशंसको के लिए अपूरणीय क्षति है।
उनके परिवार और प्रियजनों के प्रति मेरी शोक संवेदनाएं।
— President of India (@rashtrapatibhvn) April 29, 2020
Anguished over the sad news of Irfan Khan’s demise. He was a versatile actor, who’s art had earned global fame and recognition. Irfan was an asset to our film industry. In him, the nation has lost an exceptional actor and a kind soul. My condolences to his family and followers.
— Amit Shah (@AmitShah) April 29, 2020
I’m sorry to hear about the passing of Irrfan Khan. A versatile & talented actor, he was a popular Indian brand ambassador on the global film & tv stage. He will be greatly missed. My condolences to his family, friends & fans at this time of grief.
— Rahul Gandhi (@RahulGandhi) April 29, 2020
Shocked to hear of the demise of Irrfan Khan, one of the most exceptional actors of our time. May his work always be remembered and his soul rest in peace
— Arvind Kejriwal (@ArvindKejriwal) April 29, 2020