Today, everyone is shocked and hurt by the news of the demise of one of the gem of Indian film industry , Irrfan Khan . He has given so many reasons to audience to fall for him, by his great acting skills and positive aura . He was an enthusiastic and dynamic personality, who never gave up even when he was battling with a rare disease .
With his demise , everyone is shocked and speechless ,certainly. From the actors to his fans , all are giving their heartfelt condolences. It’s a sad news even for the politicians of the nation .
Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted : “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,”
President Ram Nath kovind also tweeted about the actor and told him as the rarest gem of the Indian film cinema. He wrote : “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। “
Minister of Home Affairs , Amit Shah wrote about his feelings as : “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. “
CM of West Bengal , Mamta Banerjee shared her views about the sad demise of the ace actor . She wrote :” Saddened at the passing away of the critically acclaimed film actor Irrfan Khan. He leaves behind a large body of work which will be his legacy for generations. I fondly recall him calling on me in Kolkata a few years ago. My condolences to his family, colleagues, fans & admirers “
Former Congress chief Rahul Gandhi , wrote : “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, be greatly missed,”
Former Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje said: ” Deeply saddened by the passing of actor #IrrfanKhan. An artist par excellence, the face of #ResurgentRajasthan – today the World of Cinema has lost a powerhouse of versatility and talent. He will be missed. My sincere condolences to the family. “
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said “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,”
Congress MP from Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, Shashi Tharoor said “Saddened beyond measure by the passing of a human being I had never met, but who gladdened my heart and the hearts of millions with his incandescent talent. RIP @irrfank, gone when he had so much more to give,” .
Irrfan Khan was suffering with neuroendocrine tumour, a rare form of cancer, since the year 2018. Soon after that, his treatment was started in London. It was then , last year, when he returned for Homi Adajania’s ‘Angrezi Medium’ which released last month. Post shooting , he again went back London and came back last year in September after his treatment.