Irrfan Khan, the Indian-born actor who achieved considerable success in both Bollywood and the west, has died aged 53. He had been admitted to the intensive care unit of Mumbai’s Kokilaben hospital on Tuesday with a colon infection.
In March 2018, he revealed he had been diagnosed with a neuroendocrine tumour, but after extensive treatment he recovered well enough to shoot Angrezi Medium, the film which would turn out to be his last, and whose release this March was cut short because of the coronavirus pandemic.
Best known to English-speaking audiences as the police inspector in Slumdog Millionaire, Khan was also a Bollywood mainstay, acting in hits such as Haider and Hindi Medium.
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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.
— Kamal Haasan (@ikamalhaasan) April 29, 2020
T 3516 – .. nothing could have been a better tribute than this by artist Aniket Misra ..
Perhaps that is Rituparno Ghosh .. and Irfaan of course .. both of immeasurable talent .. left this World far too early .. 🙏 ..
the film firmament of the nation shaken and in utter dismay pic.twitter.com/NQDfIbG9Io
— Amitabh Bachchan (@SrBachchan) April 29, 2020
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.. pic.twitter.com/KFQ1RoC1H8
— Salman Khan (@BeingSalmanKhan) April 29, 2020
I had not more than a couple of conversations with you Irfan but I have a tear in my eye as I type this .You were a rare human being. I will miss you. Thank you for showing me what being authentic truly means. RIP.
— Hrithik Roshan (@iHrithik) 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
Sad to hear the news of #IrrfanKhan passing away. He was one of my favorites & I’ve watched almost all his films, the last one being Angrezi Medium. Acting came so effortlessly to him, he was just terrific.
May his soul Rest In Peace. 🙏🏼
Condolences to his loved ones. ☹️ pic.twitter.com/gaLHCTSbUh
— Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) April 29, 2020
This tweet below helped to understand the feeling most of us are going through. Hence had to share.
I was really hoping that he’d win this battle. But I guess there were other plans.
And finally what remains is this thought. Irrfan Khan is, ‘Gone but can never be forgotten’. pic.twitter.com/urSjuay0Oz
— Gauthamvasudevmenon (@menongautham) April 29, 2020
Irfan Khan was a versatile actor. Sorry to hear about his demise. My heartfelt condolences to his family, friends and fans. Om Shanti
— Prakash Javadekar (@PrakashJavdekar) April 29, 2020
Saddened to hear the terrible news of Irrfan khan’s passing away. An amazing actor who got global recognition.He can never be replaced.His intensity & charming demeanour will remain imprinted in our hearts.Dear Irrfan, we will miss you & you’ll be remembered forever. #IrrfanKhan
— Chiranjeevi Konidela (@KChiruTweets) 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
Exceptional talent, taken from us too soon! Indian silver screen mourns the inexplicable loss of a gem. May peace be upon his soul. Bidding you a final adieu, #IrrfanKhan! pic.twitter.com/fP35jfGKtE
— Vinod Tawde (@TawdeVinod) April 29, 2020
— Harshvardhan Patil (@Harshvardhanji) April 29, 2020
Very sad to hear about Irrfan Khan. Your legacy will live on in the films you leave behind. May his soul rest in peace 🙏🏽 #IrrfanKhan pic.twitter.com/0Nl2f5hm4O
— Babajani Durrani (@babajanidurrani) April 29, 2020
— DNA (@dna) April 29, 2020
RIP to a legend, Irrfan Khan. You will live forever through your powerful performances. My heartfelt condolences to your family. 🙏🏼
— K L Rahul (@klrahul11) April 29, 2020
A great actor and an inspiration to many. The passing of Irfan Khan @irrfank comes as a shock. The roles he played will remain eternal. Sincere prayers for his soul to rest in peace 🙏🏻🙏🏻 pic.twitter.com/RJYl8pV9CP
— Ramya Pandian (@iamramyapandian) April 29, 2020