Actor Irrfan Khan’s sudden demise at the age of 53 has left the world in shock, and people in the cricket fraternity took to social media to pay tributes to the veteran actor.
Khan had been diagnosed with a neuroendocrine tumour in 2018 and had spent months for his treatment in the UK. He returned to Mumbai a few months ago and was being treated for colon infection.
On Tuesday, Khan’s spokesperson confirmed that he was taken to the ICU at Kokilaben in Mumbai because of the infection. After moving to London for his treatment in 2018, Khan returned to India in February 2019 to shoot Angrezi Medium before returning back to the UK. Soon after his surgery, the actor returned to India in September last year.
Khan’s demise has left the cricking world in equal dejection. Right from Sachin Tendulkar to Virat Kohli, everyone took to social media to mourn the actor's death.
"Saddened to hear about the passing of Irrfan Khan. What a phenomenal talent and dearly touched everyone's heart with his versatility. May god give peace to his soul," Kohli tweeted.
"We mourn the untimely loss of #IrrfanKhan, who touched one and all with his beautiful performances on screen. RIP," the Indian Football Team's official Twitter account wrote.
Saddened to hear about the passing of Irrfan Khan. What a phenomenal talent and dearly touched everyone's heart with his versatility. May god give peace to his soul 🙏— Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) 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.— Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) April 29, 2020
May his soul Rest In Peace. 🙏🏼
Condolences to his loved ones. ☹️ pic.twitter.com/gaLHCTSbUh
A great actor and a great talent. Heartfelt— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) April 29, 2020
Condolences to his family and well - wishers #IrfanKhan
Extremely saddened to hear about the demise of #IrfanKhan. He was truly an actor with immense talent & high caliber. He will be missed badly. My heartfelt condolences to the family. #ripirfankhan pic.twitter.com/kXe7FfNvuP— Suresh Raina🇮🇳 (@ImRaina) April 29, 2020
Saddened to hear the passing away of #IrrfanKhan. A wonderful actor. Gone too soon. My heartfelt condolences to his family and friends.— Anil Kumble (@anilkumble1074) April 29, 2020
Rest in peace #IrfanKhan, fabulous actor. Created is own aura and fortune around the industry. May god give his family all the strength.— Rohit Sharma (@ImRo45) April 29, 2020
RIP #IrrfanKhan 🙏— lets stay indoors India 🇮🇳 (@ashwinravi99) April 29, 2020
I know the journey I know the pain and I know he fought till the end some are lucky to survive some don’t I’m sure you are in a better place now Irfan Khan my condolence to your family. May his soul rip— yuvraj singh (@YUVSTRONG12) April 29, 2020