New Delhi: As whole nation mourns the death of Bollywood actor Irrfan Khan, people from sports fraternity paid tribute to the extraordinary actor.
Khan, who was admitted to Mumbai’s Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital with a colon infection, died on Wednesday afternoon. He was 53.
The actor battled a tumour for several months and returned to Mumbai some months ago after being treated in London.
Cricket greats, Sachin Tendulkar, Virender Sehwag and Anil Kumble took to twitter and paid their tribute to ‘Paan Singh Tomar’ actor.
“Sad to hear the news of Irrfan Khan 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,” tweeted Master Blaster Sachin Tendulkar.
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
“Saddened to hear passing away of Irrfan Khan. A wonderful actor. Gone too soon. My heartfelt condolences to his family and friends,” tweeted former spinner Anil Kumble.
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
A great actor and a great talent. Heartfelt
Condolences to his family and well – wishers #IrfanKhan
— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) April 29, 2020
Piku actor’s death has left a void in Indian cinema and millions of broken-hearted fans.
Best known for his performance in films like ‘Maqbool’ and ‘Piku’, Khan
won a National Award for his striking performance in intense sports drama ‘Paan Singh Tomar’.
Olympic medalist Saina Nehwal shared a picture with the actor and said “We willl miss you sir”.