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RIP Irrfan Khan: Narendra Modi, Sachin Tendulkar, Arvind Kejriwal offer condolences

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Power-house performer and effortless actor Irrfan Khan breathed his last in a Mumbai hospital. The actor’s untimely death came as a shock for the entire nation. Apart from Bollywood actors and filmmakers, several sports personalities and politicians mourned the actor’s sudden demise.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Rahul Gandhi, Sachin Tendulkar, Priyanka Gandhi, Mamta Banerjee and others took to social media to offer their heartfelt condolences.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi took to his Twitter handle and wrote, “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.(sic)”

The God of Cricket, Sachin Tendulkar wrote, “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(sic).”

Former President of the Indian National Congress, Rahul Gandhi offering condolences to the actor’s family 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.(sic)”

Priyanka Gandhi, remembering the late actor lauded his versatility and contribution to Indian cinema.

“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(sic),” wrote West Bengal’s Cheif Minister Mamata Banerjee.

Former actor and politician. Smriti Irani wrote, “He etched every character in our memories with sheer talent. From the passion of Pan Singh Tomar to a floundering father in Angrezi Medium #IrrfanKhan was an actor to behold. How do you mourn his passing away for he breathes in the characters he left behind .. Om Shanti ”

Delhi’s Cheif Minister Arvind Kejriwal expressed his shock as he tweeted, “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(sic)”

“No stereotypical looks, no six-pack, no fancy dance steps, no dynastic claim to a place in Bollywood. It was just talent & a breathtaking screen presence. #IrrfanKhan your courage to speak up when others chose silence was your biggest asset & will be missed the most. God speed,” tweeted Omar Abdullah.

Railways and Commerce Minister Piyush Goyal offered his condolences to the actor’s family and friends by posting, “Saddened to hear about the demise of #IrrfanKhan. One of India’s most versatile actors and a true gem of a person, my thoughts are with his family and friends in this hour of grief. Om Shanti.(sic)”

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The National Award-winning actor Irrfan passed away after battling neuroendocrine tumour for two years.

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